Accession Number : AD0722036

Title :   Calculation of Infrared Flux at the Sea Surface.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : NEW YORK UNIV BRONX GEOPHYSICAL SCIENCES LAB

Personal Author(s) : Chow,Ming-Dah

Report Date : JAN 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 50

Abstract : To calculate the infrared flux at the air-sea interface, the radiative transfer equations have been solved numerically. The dependencies of the transmissivity of the atmosphere on pressure, temperature and optical length derived by Davis and Viezee (1964) are used. The sea surface is trated as non-black. Flux emittance and flux reflectance are calculated as functions of the sea surface temperature and its roughness. The values of flux emittance of the sea surface range from 0.928 for a calm, cold sea to 0.937 for a very rough, warm sea. The values of flux reflectance of the sea surface range from 0.037 for a very rough sea and hot, humid air to 0.049 for a calm sea and cool, dry air. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ATMOSPHERES, INFRARED RADIATION), (*MARINE METEOROLOGY, THERMAL RADIATION), OCEANS, SURFACES, REFLECTIVITY, MICROMETEOROLOGY, ALBEDO, SURFACE TEMPERATURE, REFRACTIVE INDEX, SEA WATER, WATER VAPOR, CARBON DIOXIDE, HEAT FLUX, CLOUD COVER, COOLING, TABLES(DATA)

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics
      Meteorology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE