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GG 281: Hydrosphere and Atmosphere
GG 281: Hydrosphere and Atmosphere

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School
Wilfrid Laurier University
Department
Geography
Course
GG281
Professor
Michael English
Semester
Fall

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Hydrology and the Atmosphere Week 7, Lecture 1 Theories why the sun gets so hot  FICTION: Theory of compression FACT: significant heat and pressure= hydrogen atoms fuse Solar flux density= solar luminosity over surface area of sun Surface area of sun 4∏r Boltzmann equation= ∂t4 Total energy emitted from a body amt OF ENERGY EMITTED FROM A BODY IS PRPORTIONAL O THE 4 POWER OF ITS TEMPERATURE Determining temperature T of the sun Key Notes from Lecture (different from slides)  Earth albedo is 0.3%, therefore ab
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