Unit 11

Solid angle. From Mölders and Kramm (2014)
Solid angle. From Mölders and Kramm (2014)

Learning goals

After this unit, you will be able to

  1. apply basic laws of radiation
  2. use orbital concepts to solve radiation relevant questions and explain the seasons
  3. define terms of radiation theory (e.g. solid angle, solar constant, insolation, wavelength, frequency domain, etc.)
  4. define the nomenclature and basic concepts of atmospheric radiation

Students’ Tasks

  1. Watch this video on the material relevant for this unit
  2. You can find the slides of unit 11 at the link if deems helpful.

  3. Read chapter 4. to 4.2.4 (included) of Lectures in Meteorology
  4. Be prepared to present the material learned
  5. Fill out the form by 1500 AST the day before class.
  6. Examine the relation between hours of daylight, time of the year and latitude here. Contrast the differences in day light someone in the Tropics experiences vs. that of what you experience in Fairbanks and someone of your family who does not live in Fairbanks or the Tropics. Be prepared to report on your experiment in class.

Class work

We will apply the material learned to solve these problems, among other things.