lab5 - ATOC 1070 Weather Lab Lab 5 Infrared Radiation and the Greenhouse Effect Samantha Meyer Ishmam Ali Trevor Adkins Section 2 Objectives In this lab

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ATOC 1070 Weather Lab Lab 5: Infrared Radiation and the Greenhouse Effect Samantha Meyer Ishmam Ali, Trevor Adkins Section 2 Objectives: In this lab, we sought to understand the role of radiation emission and radiation absorption in regards to the earth’s atmosphere. Through experimenting, we generalized our data and procedure to real world applications, such as satellite measurements of atmospheric and surface temperatures. Generalizing our data to real world applications also gave us insight on the role that temperature in the earth’s lower atmosphere depends on greenhouse gases. The most important objective in this lab was to define and learn about the distinct roles that radiation plays in the earth’s atmosphere. Radiation can head the earth as it is absorbed by it, and can cool the earth as it is released (emitted) by it. Activities: Radiation and Temperature Names: Ish, Sam 1. Room Temperature Water 2. Hot Water and Plastic Enter initial water temperature here (measured with dial thermometer): Enter hot water temperature here (measured with dial thermometer): Water (°C): 19 Water (°C): # of sheets IR Temp (°C) # of sheets IR Temp ( ° C) 0 20 0 78 1 22 1 58 2 22 2 43 3 23 3 35 4 23 4 30 5 23 5 28 6 23 6 26 7 24 7 23 8 24 8 23 3. Hot Water and Plastic bowl 4. Outside Data
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IR temp of hot water through bowl with room temp water (°C) (If there is no clear sky then measure a uniform area of cloud.) 18 # of sheets IR Temp (°C) 0 -30 1 -11 Dial temp of bowl water (°C) 24 2 -3 4 2 8 4 Click here before printing Today's weather (clear, partly cloudy, etc.): cloudy 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 -20 0 20 40 60 80
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  • Spring '08
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  • Atmosphere, Heat, Greenhouse gas, Black body, Infrared

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