surface temperature


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surface temperature

The temperature of the radiating layers of a star at which its continuous spectrum is produced. The star is assumed to be a perfect radiator, i.e. a black body, and its temperature is usually expressed as its effective temperature or its color temperature. Surface temperature is very much lower than the temperature at the center of a star.

surface temperature

[′sər·fəs ‚tem·prə·chər]
(meteorology)
Temperature of the air near the surface of the earth.
(oceanography)
Temperature of the layer of seawater nearest the atmosphere.
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Using their findings, the researchers looked at Pacific sea levels in 2015 and predicted global surface temperatures to be 0.
Scientists probably did not adequately convey to the public that their projections for future warming are based on models that account only for the so-called "forced response" in global mean surface temperatures -- that is, the change caused by greenhouse gas emissions.
The under slab soil temperatures are not measurably affect by the changing surface temperature and influenced more by the heat flux through the slab.
The study points out that owing to an ever larger population, more urban homes and buildings, as well as the barrage of vehicles on its roads, the ' Urban Heat Island' ( UHI) phenomenon, a term used to describe a metropolitan area that has a higher surface temperature as compared to places in the vicinity, was taking root in the Capital with a vengeance.
Moreover, in situ sea surface temperature data should be collected simultaneously with the overpass of the sensor, yet, this was not the case.
Applied element was axisymmetric with linear base function and surface temperature behaviour.
The flameproof motor is tested at full load and at 100% of rated voltage for determination of maximum surface temperature attained during the service.
where Ts is the surface temperature (in [degrees]C); [alpha] is the surface albedo and NDVI is the Normalized Difference Vegetation Index.
Comark infrared thermometers measure surface temperatures and are ideally suited for food applications because they allow readings to be taken without any contact with the surface being measured.
The aim of this study is to compare (1) different images obtained within a short time window (Aqua and Terra products) and (2) MODIS products in terms of algorithms (SST and SST4) used for the calculation of the sea surface temperature for the same images.
Earth's average surface temperature is 15[degrees]C (59[degrees]F).