THE BUDGET OF THE ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION ENERGY. OVER EASTERN ASIA. 1. THE BUDGET OF SOLAR RADIATION ENERGY OF THE EARTH AND THE ATMOSPHERE.
Revised ed., research translation.
EMMANUEL COLL BOSTON MASS ORIENTAL SCIENCE LIBRARY
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This paper which is the first part of a study on the budget of the atmospheric radiation energy over eastern Asia discusses the following three problems a From the experimental data of the absorption spectra of water vapor presented by Howard, Burch and Williams 1, a formula suitable for the manual computation of the absorption of solar radiation is obtained and compared with the Mugge-Moller formula. b The absorption energy of solar radiation and the heating rate for January and July from the surface to 100 mb for 39 stations over eastern Asia are computed. By incorporating a correction for cloud cover, a further attempt is made to evaluate the atmospheric absorption of radiation reflected by the earths surface and the distribution of absorption energy in the entire troposphere. c The distribution of planetary albedo over China and the budget of solar radiation energy of the earth-atmosphere system are discussed in terms of surface total radiation and albedo data for China during the years 1958-60 and the computed atmospheric absorption energy. Author