black body radiation

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Thermal Radiation Keywords: black body radiation, infrared, thermal radiation

All bodies emit radiation. So why don't we all shine in the dark?

Thermal radiation is a crucial part of our macro and micro environments. Although invisible to the eye it can be measured and imaged.

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7 years 23 weeks ago
Simple Earth Climate Model: Single-Layer Imperfect Greenhouse Atmosphere Keywords: albedo, black body radiation, climate, conservation of energy, emissivity, energy balance, heat transfer, Stefan-Boltzmann law, surface temperature

Why does the emission of carbon dioxide influence our climate?

The article explains the connection between carbon dioxide and an increase in the average surface temperature on Earth.

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7 years 27 weeks ago
Simple Earth Climate Model - Single-Layer Perfect Greenhouse Atmosphere 7 years 27 weeks ago
Simple Earth Climate Model - Additional Concept Explanations 7 years 27 weeks ago
Simple Earth Climate Model Keywords: albedo, black body radiation, climate, conservation of energy, energy balance, heat transfer, Stefan-Boltzmann law, surface temperature

Which planetary characteristics contribute to producing a mean surface temperature that makes Earth habitable?

Developing a simple model of Earth's atmosphere to infer what physical processes are important in maintaining a mean global temperature of about 14.5°C. Further, the model can also be used to show how this temperature can change.

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7 years 27 weeks ago
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