Flashcards in Longwave radiation Deck (10)
Exchanged between sky, surface and all surrounding
objects (trees, etc.)
The atmosphere is
in the longwave
The most significant
absorbing gases are:
- water vapour (the
those with cloudless skies or only high cirrus clouds because cloud has a large effect on and the incoming long waves
the surface is usually warmer than the...
atmosphere therefore the net longwave
L* is usually negative
why is the Atmosphere somewhat like greenhouse glass?
it is transparent to shortwave but opaque to longwave
Important greenhouse gases:
what is earth's average surface temperature?
what would earth's average surface temperature be without an atmosphere?
~ - 18 degrees