Accession Number : AD0660407

Title :   EXPERIMENTAL AND THEORETICAL INVESTIGATIONS OF RADIATIVE HEAT EXCHANGE IN THE SURFACE LAYERS ABOVE SEAS AND OCEANS,

Corporate Author : FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

Personal Author(s) : Samoilenko,V. S.

Report Date : 28 APR 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 47

Abstract : It is the purpose of the present paper to familiarize the reader with certain results of experimental measurements of the radiation balance and atmospheric emission at various altitudes above sea level, these measurements having been carried out in the Black Sea in 1961 and 1962. These measurements were undertaken to verify preliminary theoretical calculations based on the prevailing scientific conceptions of the emittance and absorptance of the basic substances within the composition of atmospheric air above seas and oceans. With regard to water vapor, this test was extremely necessary, since the contentions on which the calculations of the balance of the longwave infrared emission of the earth and of the atmosphere are based have been taken up to the present time primarily from laboratory rather than from natural studies. However, the natural investigations of these water-vapor absorption spectra in the region of atmospheric emission are carried out extremely infrequently because of the complexity involved. It is for this reason that the numerical values of the absorption coefficients derived from the laboratory studies are not sufficiently accurate. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ATMOSPHERIC MOTION, *HEAT TRANSFER), (*OCEANS, THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY), ABSORPTION, SURFACE PROPERTIES, WATER VAPOR, INTERACTIONS, BLACK SEA, USSR

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics
      Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
      Thermodynamics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE