Authors: Emil Junvik
The vertical mean temperature distribution is coupled to the power of total solar irradiance. A simple geometrical modification of the two-dimensional surface of the blackbody combined with a hemispherical solar irradiation is presented as an explanation of surface temperature. Radiative heat transfer is shown to explain effective temperature and tropopause temperature is coupled to gravity as thermal resistance in the spherical volume. The power source strength needed for the effective temperature to be radiated from the atmosphere is shown to be equal to a core temperature of 5770K by using the inverse square law. The system is defined as a simple heat engine with accuracy. It is a simple extension to the blackbody model into a more realistic definition with absorption in depth of a volume. The equation that is the result of the analysis of the earth system is the same as those for an electric field inside a hollow sphere of uniform charge. The equation is used to analyze temperature distribution on Mars which confirms it as a useful model, although with some differences in the results. Venus, with its deep atmosphere, show similar correlation to spherical volumetric distribution, but all three planets have different relationships to Solar Irradiance. It is a suggestion for a new approach of understanding how solar radiation interacts with the inner planets.
Comments: 17 pages, added chapter about T^4
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