(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

The energy reaching Earth from the Sun at the top of the atmosphere is 1.36x10^3 W/m^2, called the solar constant. Assuming that Earth radiates like a blackbody at uniform temperature, what do you conclude is the equilibrium temperature of Earth?

2. Relevant equations

Stefan-Boltzmann law: R=[tex]\sigma[/tex]T^4, Wein's displacement law: ([tex]\lambda[/tex]max)T=2.898x10^-3 mK

3. The attempt at a solution

I know that the Earth radiates the same amount of energy it takes in if it is acting as a black body, but I am stuck at figuring out how much energy the Earth is actually absorbing from the sun. If I can figure that out I know what to do with the rest of the problem.

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# Blackbody Radiation Problem

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