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2. The energy emitted from the Sun plotted against wavelength based on a black body curve with T = TSun . 5μm (10−6 m). and theory show that the wavelength at which the intensity of radiation is maximum, and the flux of emitted radiation, depend only on the temperature of the source. The theoretical spectrum, one of the jewels of physics, was worked out by Planck,1 and is known as the Planck or In 1900 Max Planck (1858–1947) combined the formulae of Wien and Rayleigh, describing the distribution of energy as a function of wavelength of the radiation in a cavity at temperature T, to arrive at what is now known as Planck’s radiation curve.
3-4) z ∞ Here z ρ dz is just the mass per unit area of the atmospheric column above z. The surface pressure is then related to the total mass of the atmosphere above: Eq. 3-4 gM implies that ps = surface areaa of Earth . 3). The only important assumption made in the derivation of Eq. 3-3 was the neglect of any vertical acceleration of the cylinder (in which case, the net force need not be zero). This is an excellent approximation under almost all circumstances in both the atmosphere and ocean.
The agreement is very good, except for Jupiter where it is thought that about one half of the energy input comes from the gravitational collapse of the planet (see Problem 3 at end of this chapter). 1, the emission temperature of Earth is nearly 40 K cooler than the globally averaged observed surface temperature, which is Ts = 288 K. 2. THE ATMOSPHERIC ABSORPTION SPECTRUM principally by its water vapor blanket, and (2) fluid motions—air currents—carry heat both vertically and horizontally. 2. 6 μm × m A property of the blackbody radiation curve is that the wavelength of maximum energy emission, λm , satisfies λm T = constant.