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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.
Collins Dictionary of Astronomy © Market House Books Ltd, 2006

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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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