- Using a model similar to the one described in section 2.1.2, derive the
relation between Te and Ts for an arbitrary number n of atmospheric layers in radiative equilibrium,
each having an emissivity of 1.
- Using the information provided in section 2.1.3, compute the length of the various seasons.
- Demonstrate Eq. 2.19.
- Compute the temperature that would occur at the pole and the equator if the incoming radiation were
the same as presently observed on Earth but there was no heat transport.
- On the basis of the transport of water by the thermohaline circulation and of the
temperature of the different water masses, estimate the amount of heat transported by the thermohaline circulation.
The questions in the following quizzes cover the most important points studied in Chapter 2.
After answering each question, please check it using the box on the left before going to the next question.