### How It Looks From Here: Infrared Radiation, Black-bodies, and Temperature

(high-albedo) roofs, such as white coatings, the difference is only about lODe. Measured data .. sivities cover a wide range of roofing materials in the market. For reflectivity Simulated Impact of Roof Reflectivity and Emissivity on. Building . Relationship Between Absorptivity,α, and Emissivity,ε. Consider two flat, infinite planes, surface A and surface B, both emitting radiation toward one another. RELATIONS BETWEEN REFLECTIVITY, ABSORPTIVITY, AND EMISSIVITY From the definitions of absorptivity and reflectivity as fractions of incident energy.

Black objects are black because they absorb all colors of visible light and only a negligible amount of light is reflected. Imagine the ideal case of this phenomenon.

### Basics – Emissivity and the Stefan Boltzmann Equation | The Science of Doom

Also, imagine that this behavior extends beyond the visible into all relevant regions of the spectrum. It turns out that such a body is also a perfect emitter of radiation, if heated. Such a body is a black-body.

It absorbs and emits radiation, but it does not reflect or transmit radiation. A room temperature black-body emits radiation in the infrared. As it is heated, it emits more radiation. The previous section on infrared radiation discussed the fact that as the temperature of a body changes, the wavelength shifts as well.

### Kirchhoff's law of thermal radiation - Wikipedia

The reader of that section will remember that hotter bodies emit shorter wavelength higher frequency radiation. So as bodies are heated, they emit more radiation and the wavelengths of the distribution shifts. These two relationships can be quantified. Quantitative Relationships for a Black-body These two relationships between temperature and IR were noticed a long time ago.

The first relationship, the fact that heated objects radiate more can be expressed as Stefan's Law: T is the temperature in Kelvin. Kelvin scale is the Celsius temperature scale, shifted so that zero is absolute zero. Absolute zero is Notice that temperature is taken to the fourth power. This fact indicates a very strong relationship, a slight increase in temperature leads to a large increase in the excitance of the radiation. This constant is called the Stefan-Boltzmann constant: T is the temperature in Kelvin, and B is a constant, whose value is 2.

This equation can also be written: Remember that the frequency is also inversely proportional to the wavelength: The equation that describes this relationship is called Planck's Law. This equation is somewhat complicated and its derivation is even more complicated.

I am not going to derive it here; the interested reader should refer to some of the sources I cite each of which derives it in a slightly different manner. I is the spectral radiance. It is a measure of how much radiation is emitted. The other quantities except k should be familiar to this who have read this far. The constant h is Planck's constant, the proportionality constant between energy and frequency that was visited in the previous post.

The expression "exp " is the natural exponential function. T is the absolute temperature in Kelvin. The constant k is called Boltzmann's constant. It is a constant that arises out of the field of thermodynamics, a field that I am only touch on here.

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Some readers may be familiar with the universal gas constant, R, and Avogadro's number N. Boltzmann's constant is simply R divided by N.

## Emissivity of human skin

From Planck's Law, it is possible to draw curves of spectral radiance as a function of frequency or wavelength for a given temperature. As expected the curves of higher temperature shift to shorter wavelength higher frequency. That said, a radiating body does not rise in temperature as a result of how fast or how much radiation that escapes from a cold gas surrounding it.

That is one of the fundamental discoveries of blackbody radiation. Temperature as a measure of the internal state, and it was found that absorption and emission is dependent on temperature alone. And when we include a term like albedo, which is hard to find an exact description of and it is said to vary by an unknown amount. Anyway, emissivity was used for the relationship between emission and internal state.

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We should keep loyal to proven theories that have been tried through well over a hundred years, and assume that they are correct.

An imbalance in the emitting bodys surroundings is not possible to include as a cause of the internal state. The theory is very clear about that; The emission of a body is dependent on the internal state only. The same goes for absorption. A radiative imbalance in the atmosphere is not part of the internal state of the emitting body.

If you make a claim about radiation and temperature, and there is a theory that has been confirmed in many many experiments to be true over a century, and is until this very moment regarded as one of the greatest discoveries in physics, you better have a calculation including that teory and numbers that clearly show how and why we should ignore a proven law.

A bit further down on the wikipedia article about blackbody radiation you can read a clarification that it really applies to -any- body. This is my point. Temperature and the emitted intensity dependence on it, IS the whole theory. The other included terms like wavelength, grey or black, displacement of the emission curve etc.

They are facets on the diamond, but they all obey that relationship. If you say that emission in a investigated situation not is dependent on temperature, our response to that, and your own, should be that you have miscalculated, not to ignore a law that has been standing through most part of the evolution of modern physics.

I think it can be considered to be the strongest consensus there is in all science of all kinds. It is very clearly written, and it consists of so few parts that if you just read every word in that one sentence you know how to apply it. The emission depends on temperature only. Which part of it and why do you say is wrong. A statement about that must be connected to evidence disproving that very mechanism, and as far as I see it, there is only one mechanism in there.

From that law of thermal emission from any body of any kind, we can safely assume that a claim where the emission from a somewhat hot surface depends on the decreased emission of a cold gas surrounding it, can be said to be untrue.

I think this law have been overlooked. It is the entire theory, that radiation depends on temperature, not the other way around.

And the other terms are jabout the characteristics of the emission in higher resolution. Heat transfer is the only theory that should be used for temperature and the relation between emitting bodys. It will fit the temperature profile of earth, we can rely on that. It has been standing for a long time. So your warm food is cooling at the same rate in a refrigerator and in a warm room.

The temperature of the surrounding gas matters for the emission of the gas. The emission of the surface depends on its internal state.

That is what the theory say. It is a bit misleading to say that it is cooling. The food emits depending on its temperature. Whatever assumption you make, it has to fit that law.

Emissivity less than 1 allows us to adjust the S-B equation so that it agrees with observations. The S-B is used to calculate emission of radiation from the surface of the planet. The Schwarzschild equation is derived from Einstein coefficients assuming LTE and those coefficients turn into absorption cross-sections.

Einstein used thermodynamics in general as his base for developing his theory. Non-equilibrium is not helping the greenhouse theory, it makes it worse. That a transparent atmosphere emits and absorbs poorly in relation to solids means that it is colder and emits less heat, or energy overall. Non-equilibrium doesnt make heat go backwards and disconnects temperature from emitted intensity.

If you still claim they do, your have to attach a reference from the theory of thermal radiation, where changes happen that makes the relationship invalid. Emissivity does not allow such processes where temperature is disconnected from emission. Emissitivity says that emission and absorption is a fraction of the radiation around the body.