Planets on the table: A laboratory experiment on radiation and planetary effective-temperature concepts


Journal Article

A new undergraduate laboratory experiment demonstrates radiation laws and their applications to climatology and environmental science. The experiment emphasizes the planetary energy budget and effective-temperature concepts. A close look at "planets on the table" brings some unanticipated results that challenge students to think critically, to interpret the results of measurements, and to Come to valid scientific conclusions. © 2008 American Association of Physics Teachers.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Karabanov, O; St John, JC; Chameides, W

Published Date

  • July 1, 2008

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 76 / 7

Start / End Page

  • 692 - 695

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0002-9505

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1119/1.2894524

Citation Source

  • Scopus