MET4994_5994_S2011_homework1

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MET 4994 Remote Sensing: Radar and Satellite Meteorology/MET5994 Remote Sensing in Meteorology Spring 2011 Homework #1 p. 1 of 1 Due Friday, Feb. 4, 2011 at 11:00 am (hand in or email to me before lecture starts). Goal The goal of this assignment is to understanding emission, Planck’s function, Wien’s law, and Stephan - Boltzmann’s law Questions: Go to the web page http://www.mhhe.com/physsci/astronomy/applets/Blackbody/frame.html . This web page has an applet that allows you to see how the blackbody emission curve changes with respect to
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Unformatted text preview: temperature. 1. Click on the link Questions to ponder. Answer question a. Note: nm-K refers to the units of the proportionality constant in Wiens Law. 2. Answer question c. Follow instructions carefully. 3. The temperature of a star decreases over time as its fuel (hydrogen) is consumed. Suppose the Suns temperature decreases by 2000K. a) Where does the emission curve peak? b) What might happen to earths surface temperature in this situation? Refer to important atmospheric gases....
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