equivalent blackbody temperature

equivalent blackbody temperature

[i′kwiv·ə·lənt ′blak‚bäd·ē ‚tem·prə·chər]
(thermodynamics)
For a surface, the temperature of a blackbody which emits the same amount of radiation per unit area as does the surface.
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[T.sub.g] = equivalent blackbody temperature of ground surface (K or R)
[T.sub.sky] = equivalent blackbody temperature of sky (K or R)
The total noise power into the load resistor is measured and divided by kB to obtain an equivalent blackbody temperature. This equivalent blackbody temperature is referred to as the antenna temperature ([T.sub.a]).

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