Title

Thermal Radiative Properties of a Smooth Air-Water Interface

Abstract

Thermal radiative properties for an air-water interface were calculated by considering the interface to be smooth and the water to be at uniform temperature. Monochromatic hemispherical and total normal reflectance, monochromatic and total normal transmittance, Planck mean and Rosseland mean absorption coefficients were evaluated. The wavelength interval covered by the calculations was between 0.2 and 200 μ. Other thermal radiative properties, such as emittance and absorptance, were related to the above properties, and a comparison with available results shows favorable agreement. The use of these properties in the area of remote sensing and global energy balance makes the data essential for identifying the most effective region of the spectrum and for explaining some of the naturally occurring processes where radiative transfer plays an important role. © 1973.

Department(s)

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 1973 Elsevier, All rights reserved.

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