Accession Number : AD0672473

Title :   A SOLUTION TO THE INTEGRAL EQUATIONS FOR RADIATIVE TRANSFER OF HEAT IN THE ATMOSPHERE,

Corporate Author : ARMY ELECTRONICS COMMAND FORT HUACHUCA ARIZ ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES LAB

Personal Author(s) : Boudreau,Robert D.

Report Date : AUG 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 88

Abstract : Analytic solutions to the integral equations for the radiative transfer of heat in a horizontally homogeneous, dustless atmosphere are derived in this study. It is assumed that the upward radiation from the underlying earth can be treated as blackbody radiation. The transmissivity of the atmosphere is taken to be given by a sum of exponentials which are functions of the precipitable depth of water vapor, the major radiating gas in the atmosphere. Specifying an exponential form for atmospheric transmissivity permits the integration of the transfer equations, provided that the vertical distribution of the fourth power of temperature is expressed as a polynomial function of precipitable water. Hence, the problem of radiative transfer of heat is reduced to the problem of polynomial approximation. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*WEATHER FORECASTING, ATMOSPHERE MODELS), (*THERMAL RADIATION, INTEGRAL EQUATIONS), (*INTEGRAL EQUATIONS, NUMERICAL ANALYSIS), BLACKBODY RADIATION, ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE, INFRARED RADIATION, HEAT TRANSFER, WATER VAPOR, APPROXIMATION(MATHEMATICS), LEAST SQUARES METHOD, CURVE FITTING, BOUNDARY LAYER, THESES

Subject Categories : Meteorology
      Statistics and Probability

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE