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Brightness temperature calculation

  1. Jun 29, 2011 #1
    Where to find an exact formula for brightness temperature caculation?
    Only Wien's approximation is used everywhere. It is too crude for me.
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  3. Jun 29, 2011 #2


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    There is no exact "general" formula.
    However, the brightness can be calculated if you know the emissivity of the material (an empirical parameter, which you need look it up in a table).
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