Physics of the earth system Lecture 8 of 18

October 4, 2012 by Multimedia Publications and Printing Services

Lecturer: A. Tompkins, ICTP

Lesson number 8 (A.Tompkins)

Introduction to radiation and radiation processes (II part)

This lesson is the continuation of the previous one. The teacher recalls the topic of rariation transfer and continues with the description of radiance, the definition of Planck function, the planetary albedo and the effective emitting temperature of the Earth. A simple model is introduced to explain the Greenhouse effect and the causes of surface warming. 


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