Unformatted text preview: Assuming that an energy balance holds between incoming solar radiation and out-going longwave energy, derive the functional relationship for T p to all of the other variables in the system and then calculate the equilibrium temperature of the Earth. Assuming all of the other parameters are constant, determine the derivative of T p with respect to solar luminosity. If the solar output varies by 1%, what are its effects upon the radiative equilibrium temperature of the Earth? 2. Help the lazy professor write the final HW. Write an instructive, yet creative, question that you think that someone should be able to complete in less than 20 minutes. Discuss what points covered in class are used in your question and address how you will examine them. Give a complete answer for the question. Remember use only material covered in this homework. Present the question and its answer on a single, separate sheet of paper....
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- Fall '09
- incoming solar radiation, radiative equilibrium temperature