Some Technical Steps Towards Sustainability



As has already been mentioned in the first two chapters, the filling of the temperature sink is fortunately not a global problem even when very large quantities of anthropogenic energy are being produced. The Earth’s radiation balance can be written as
$$ \left( {1 - A} \right){S_0}/4 = \varepsilon \sigma T_E^4 $$

where the left hand side is the solar influx in the form of visible light with S o = 1.372 kW/m2 = solar constant and A = 0.3 = albedo of the Earth.


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  1. 1.HerrlibergSwitzerland
  2. 2.HurdenSwitzerland
  3. 3.WindischSwitzerland

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