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When is heat flux breakeven?
« on: April 05, 2017, 06:06:47 PM »
So a relatively simple question motivated by seeing some new ice form...

Do we know what day is breakeven for heat flux, counting only radiation, at various latitudes? Assume clear skies (though I'd be curious for cloudy too), and open water at 0C for albedo/blackbody purposes.

That is - if we only look at heat gained from the sun and heat lost via longwave to space (ignore atmospheric interaction, upwelling, currents, etc), what day of the solar year does this breakeven occur at various latitudes?


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Re: When is heat flux breakeven?
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2017, 06:15:28 PM »
Please, don't open threads to just ask a question. Either go to the Stupid questions thread (even if this isn't a stupid question), or make the thread more interesting by vetting it with info.
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