Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Alternative spelling of graybody.

Etymologies

Sorry, no etymologies found.

Examples

  • You will usually see the term 'greybody' in a somewhat different context, describing bulk materials with optical properties that are invarient with respect to wavelength, as opposed to redbody, bluebody, etc.

    RealClimate

  • My introduction of 'greybody' was a bit clumsy - although different from its normal usage,

    RealClimate

  • Guthrie, Earth's surface is a blackbody, it's the gas atmosphere that is a greybody.

    Darth Data Destroyer

  • I thought the earth was a greybody, not black, due, IIRC, to all the funky chemistry/ physics going on in the atmosphere.

    Darth Data Destroyer

  • … And greybody in the more usual context would not automatically imply that there is any reflection; I've seen it used to describe the hypothetical case of an atmosphere that absorbs the same fraction of radiation over a given distance at any wavelength within the LW portion of the spectrum.

    RealClimate

  • … And greybody in the more usual context would not automatically imply that there is any reflection; …

    RealClimate

  • Perhaps the most interesting realization is that the concept of reciprocity applies to the ‘kludge’ factor called emissivity – the correction value that permits a greybody to be modeled with planck’s law and stefan’s law – applies to the atmosphere.

    Gerry North's Suggested Reading on Climate Models « Climate Audit

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.