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UCLA Instructional Objectives: By the end of the section on Radiation Processes you should be able to: Write down the integrated radiation equation for emission from a blackbody Write down the integrated radiation equation for emission from a greybody Define emissivity, albedo, transmissivity, and absorptivity List the primary factors controlling spatial/temporal variability in incoming solar radiation at the top of atmosphere (TOA) Draw a schematic of the radiation budget of the Earth Write down typical values for emissivity and albedo of the Earth’s land surface Describe how (and based on what variables) the atmosphere impacts the amount of TOA shortwave radiation that reaches the surface (in both clear/cloudy skies)
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Unformatted text preview: Describe how (and based on what variables) the atmosphere impacts the amount of longwave radiation that reaches the surface (in both clear/cloudy skies) Describe what factors at the surface will contribute to variability in incoming shortwave radiation at a point (in addition to the basic Earth-Sun geometry effects that determine TOA fluxes) Define net radiation at the land surface and its components Use the empirical Idso formula to estimate atmospheric emissivity List the necessary inputs (measured/estimated quantities) needed to compute net radiation Compute incoming solar radiation at the land surface Compute incoming/outgoing longwave radiation at the land surface Compute net radiation at the land surface...
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