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    Est suface and atmosphere temperatures due to solar flux

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    Assume that the atmosphere absorbs 100% of the terrestrial (IR) radiation and has a transmissivity of 100% to solar radiation. Also assume that there is 240 W/m^2 of sunlight incident at the top of the atmosphere. Compute the temperature of the atmosphere (Ta) and surface (Ts).

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    Solution Summary

    From known solar energy flux and transmissivity of an atmosphere the temperatures of the atmosphere and planetary surface are extimated