An online reading to help students understand the energy balance of planet earth, Stefan-Boltzmann’s Law and solar energy flux received by planet Earth to calculate its surface temperature. This resource can be used to demonstrate the greenhouse effect of the atmosphere by calculating the surface temperature of a bare blackbody earth, a blackbody earth with a 1-layer atmosphere.
About the Tool
|Tool Name||ACS Climate Science Toolkit | How Atmospheric Warming Works|
|Topic(s) in Discipline||Greenhouse Effect; Planetary Energy Balance; Blackbody Radiation; Stefan-Boltzman Law|
|Climate Topic||The Greenhouse Effect; Climate and the Atmopshere|
|Type of Tool||Reading|
|Developed by||ACS Climate Science Toolkit|
|Hosted at||American Chemical Society|