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Actually, since we wish to use an average radiation intensity averaged over the total surface of the earth, we must compare the surface area of the whole earth, 4pr2 , where r is the radius of the earth, with the area that the earth projects perpendicular to the sun's rays, pr2 (see Figure 3-2). Thus, the earth's surface has four times the area of the circle it projects on a plane perpendicular to the sun's rays, if these rays are assumed parallel at such large distances from the sun. Therefore, the solar radiation that comes in toward the earth's surface is one-fourth of the solar constant, or approximately 343 W=m2, averaged over the whole surface.
A. ). Royal Meteorological Society, London. Copyright # 1969. Used by permission of the Royal Meteorological Society. rainfall over New England (northeastern sector), as mentioned earlier. Both the jet stream (in the upper troposphere) and our general weather systems contribute to the west±east motion of polluted air over the continental United States. There is also some north±south and south±north movement of polluted air at different times, especially between our industrial Midwest and south-central Canada.
Gaseous emissions: Sulfate from SO2 Nitrate from NOx Hydrocarbons Human origin particle subtotal Grand total Quantity (megatons=year) 100±500 3±150 300 25±150 130±200 80±270 60±430 75±200 773±2200 10±90 130±200 30±35 15±90 185±415 958±2615 Source: Reprinted, with some modi®cation, from Inadvertent Climate Modi®cation, Report on the Study of Man's Impact on Climate (SMIC), MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, 1971. 0 mm, have a maximum concentration about 18 km above the earth's surface. 5 EXTENT OF THE ATMOSPHERE AND ITS TEMPERATURE AND PRESSURE PROFILE H2 SO4 neutralized another atmospheric constituent, ammonia.