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RADIATION-TRANSFER THEORY

I. M. Vardavas and F. W. Taylor

in Radiation and Climate

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199227471
eISBN:
9780191711138
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199227471.003.0003
Subject:
Physics, Geophysics, Atmospheric and Environmental Physics

This chapter develops the mathematical formulation of the physics of radiation transfer within atmospheres, applicable to both planetary and stellar atmospheres. Definitions are given of the basic ... More


HYBRID ORGANIC–INORGANIC NANOSTRUCTURES AND LIGHT–MATTER INTERACTION

V. M. Agranovich

in Problems of Condensed Matter Physics: Quantum coherence phenomena in electron-hole and coupled matter-light systems

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199238873
eISBN:
9780191716652
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199238873.003.0003
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

This chapter reviews the physics of conceptually new hybrid organic-inorganic semiconductor nanostructures. The resonant coupling between the Frenkel and Wannier-Mott exciton states in two different ... More


Thermal waves and ablative drive

Stefano Atzeni and JÜrgen Meyer-Ter-Vehn

in The Physics of Inertial Fusion: BeamPlasma Interaction, Hydrodynamics, Hot Dense Matter

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780198562641
eISBN:
9780191714030
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198562641.003.0007
Subject:
Physics, Nuclear and Plasma Physics

Energy transport in ICF targets is dominated by electron heat conduction and radiative energy transfer. This transport often occurs in form of thermal waves with steep fronts, which may run ... More


Radiative transfer and the formation of spectral lines

Alan Corney

in Atomic and Laser Spectroscopy

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199211456
eISBN:
9780191705915
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199211456.003.0010
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics

This chapter derives the equation of radiative transfer for an excited gas sample. The terms source function and optical thickness are also defined, and the effects of self absorption are considered. ... More


Earth's atmosphere

Stephen J. Blundell and Katherine M. Blundell

in Concepts in Thermal Physics

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199562091
eISBN:
9780191718236
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199562091.003.0037
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

This chapter applies thermal physics to the atmosphere, attempting to understand how solar energy keeps the Earth at a certain temperature, the role played by the greenhouse effect, and how humans ... More


Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer of Planetary Atmospheres

Kelly Chance and Randall V. Martin

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780199662104
eISBN:
9780191748370
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199662104.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Geophysics, Atmospheric and Environmental Physics

This book develops both spectroscopy and radiative transfer for planetary atmospheric composition in a rigorous and quantitative sense for students of atmospheric and/or planetary science. ... More


The Physics of Radiation

Han Dolman

in Biogeochemical Cycles and Climate

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780198779308
eISBN:
9780191824388
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198779308.003.0004
Subject:
Physics, Geophysics, Atmospheric and Environmental Physics

This chapter discusses radiation, radiative transfer and the greenhouse effect. It starts by analysing radiation from a blackbody, identifying the key difference between shortwave radiation from the ... More


Radiative heat transfer

Andrew M. Steane

in Thermodynamics: A complete undergraduate course

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780198788560
eISBN:
9780191830426
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198788560.003.0020
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

Simple radiative heat transfer problems are considered. The shape factor reciprocity relation is derived. The greenhouse effect is discussed. The global warming problem is considered, drawing on ... More


The Main Sequence of Stars

Prasenjit Saha and Paul A. Taylor

in The Astronomers' Magic Envelope: An Introduction to Astrophysics Emphasizing General Principles and Orders of Magnitude

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198816461
eISBN:
9780191858246
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198816461.003.0007
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

This chapter introduces the basics of radiative transfer, which is a primary energy-transport mechanism inside stars, and also contributes to keeping stars ‘inflated’ and balanced against gravity. ... More


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