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1 ENERGY BALANCE OF THE EARTH from unit area of the blackbody per unit wavelength per unit solid angle in unit time, Bl (T), is given by Planck's blackbody equation: Bl T dl 2hc2 dl l5 exp hc=lkT À 1 3-1 where k 1:38 Â 10À23 J moleculeÀ1 KÀ1 is Boltzmann's constant (the gas constant per molecule), h is Planck's constant, 6:63 Â 10À34 JÁs, c is the speed of light in vacuum, 3:00 Â 108 m/s, l is the wavelength of interest in meters, and T is the absolute temperature in kelvin. Since the sun is emitting radiation mostly from its surface, and since we shall also wish to consider blackbody radiation from the surface of the earth, we shall rewrite equation (3-1) in the form I l C1 l exp C2 =lT À 1 3-2 5 where I l is the radiation intensity emitted by each square meter of surface of the blackbody at wavelength l, T is the absolute temperature, C1 3:74 Â 10À16 WÁm2 , and C2 1:438 Â 10À2 mÁK (the symbol W refers to watts).
0 cm 10 cm P 100 cm FIGURE 3-3 The transmission spectrum of the upper atmosphere: low transmission means high absorption. Redrawn from J. E. Harries, Earthwatch, The Climate from Space. Horwood, New York, Copyright # 1990. 0 FIGURE 3-4 Spectral distribution of solar irradiation at the top of the atmosphere and at sea level for average atmospheric conditions for the sun at zenith. Shaded areas represent absorption by various atmospheric gases. Unshaded area between the two curves represents the portion of the solar energy backscattered by the air, water vapor, dust, and aerosols and re¯ected by clouds.
4, respectively). This ozone appears to be replenished during the Antarctic summer by transport from the stratosphere over the temperate regions of the southern hemisphere. Transport of gases through the tropopause and from one region of the stratosphere to another occurs readily; this transport has seasonal aspects and the mechanism is quite complicated and is still being studied. Ê ) is transmitSolar radiation with wavelengths greater than 290 nm (2900 A ted to the lower stratosphere, the troposphere, and the earth's surface.