# Radiative forcing / Greenhouse effect

1. Dec 16, 2016

### random39a

How does radiative forcing relate to the greenhouse effect? Is radiative forcing part of the greenhouse effect? Or does radiative forcing cause it? I'm confused. Clear explanation needed. Thanks

2. Dec 16, 2016

### haruspex

The Greenhouse effect is an example of radiative forcing as a concept. RF can also refer to an actual measure of the strength of the effect.