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Nighttime Radiation and Cooling of the Lower Atmosphere

Nighttime Radiation and Cooling of the Lower Atmosphere
    • Languages: English, Spanish
    • Publish Date: 2013-06-27
    • Skill Level: 1
    • Completion Time: .50 - .75 h
    • Includes Audio: no
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hazbot 2014-03-06 17:30:03

Makes you sit back and consider the limitations of the radiation-only model compared to the reality we observe
mercerd 2013-07-12 09:06:03

The model includes radiation flux balances and doesn't consider sensible or latent heat fluxes. But the last question in each of the sections (dry atmosphere, humid atm, and cloudy atm) have an answer that considers sensible heat transport to be the primary mechanism modifying the temperatures of the lowest atmosphere levels. It should be the radiation balance that does it.