Atmosphere layers

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1. Homework Statement

Consider a one layer atmosphere for the planet Venus. 19% of incoming solar radiation is absorbed by the atmosphere. 99% of the outgoing radiation is absorbed by the atmosphere. The incoming radiation, E, as measured by satellite is 615 Wm-2.

1) Derive two equations, one for the top of the atmosphere and the other for the Venusian surface in terms of x, y and E. Solve for the surface and atmospheric temperatures.



Homework Equations


None we need to create the equations but i do not know where to start.


The Attempt at a Solution


Please help! i have no clue where to start

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Andrew Mason
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If 19% of the incoming radiation from the sun is absorbed, what happens to the other 81%? If the whole atmosphere is in thermal equilibrium, what must the lower atmosphere radiate back out?

AM
 

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