Elements of Meteorology Notes for Exam 1

Elements of Meteorology Notes for Exam 1 - Heat transfer in...

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Heat transfer in the atmosphere Conduction – Transfer of heat from molecule to molecule within a substance. Convection – the transfer of heat by the mass movement of a fluid Radiation – transfer of energy by the rapid oscillations of electromagnetic fields in space. Radiation terms Wien’s law Max Wavelength= Constant/T Constant = -3000umK ·Wavelength= 3000/6000 = 3/6 =.5 Wavelength of maximum radiation from the sun Shortwave Radiation ·Wavelength= 3000’300 = 30/3 =10 Wavelength of maximum radiation from the earth Longwave Radiation ·A law of radiation which states that the wavelength of maximum emitted radiation by an object is inversely proportional to the object’s absolute temperature. Stefan-Boltzman Law ·A law of radiation which states that the amount of radiant energy emitted from a unit surface are of an object is proportional to the fourth power of the objects absolute temperature. As the temperature of an object increases amount of radiation increases a lot.
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