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what is the radiation  balance?

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bedi555 | eNotes Newbie

Posted April 8, 2013 at 3:02 PM via web

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what is the radiation  balance?

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pramodpandey | College Teacher | (Level 3) Valedictorian

Posted April 9, 2013 at 6:21 AM (Answer #1)

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An object will warm or cool depending on its energy imbalances. If the object receives more energy than it losses, the object will warm. If the object losses more energy than it receives it will cool, and if the energy gains equal the energy losses, there is no temperature change. Methods of transferring energy in the atmosphere include conduction, convection , latent heating and radiation. The method of transferring energy through radiation processes is different from the other method of transfering energy , in this  transfer process does not require molecules. If we consider the planet as a whole, the Earth exchanges energy with its environment (the solar system) by method  of  radiation.The radiation balance of the planet is a fundamental parameter that determines our climate.  This balance includes energy from the sun, or solar energy, which is an energy source for the planet.


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