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The Radiating Power of Air

Nature volume 88, page 448 (01 February 1912) | Download Citation



IT has been assumed in investigations of atmospheric radiation that the values of the radiating power obtained in laboratory experiments are comparable with the values obtained from meteorological observations, and agreement between values obtained by the two methods has been quoted as evidence of the accuracy of the determinations. In an investigation of the problem from the meteorological side, I discovered that the quantities used to represent the radiating power were different in the two cases, and the distinction is important.

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