The Dictionary of the Climate Debate (DCD)


effective temperature
Definition: The temperature that a planet's atmosphere has if all you consider is its reflectivity and its distance from the nearest star, but you omit from the equation other phenomena, such as the greenhouse effect.

Notes:
1. Click here to check out a site that allows you to calculate a planet's effective temperature.

2. This is also called the equilibrium temperature and the emission temperature.


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