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pure and applied geophysics

, Volume 65, Issue 1, pp 185–195 | Cite as

The distribution of infrared radiative flux densities and their divergence along the symmetry line of an idealized valley

  • Wilford G. Zdunkowski
  • Dell Vaughn McDonald
Article

Summary

This investigation concerns itself with the determination of infrared radiative flux divergence along the symmetry line of a cone. Such a cone, imbedded in the plane earth, is thought to idealize a large valley. The radiative transfer equations were set up in such a manner as to deal with the special geometry involved. It was found that radiative temperature changes within the valley are a strong function of the steepness of the valley walls.

Keywords

Temperature Change Flux Density Radiative Transfer Radiative Flux Transfer Equation 
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© Birkhäuser Verlag 1966

Authors and Affiliations

  • Wilford G. Zdunkowski
    • 1
  • Dell Vaughn McDonald
  1. 1.Department of MeteorologyUniversity of UtahSalt Lake CityUSA

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