effective temperature

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The temperature of a planetary surface in the absence of an atmosphere. The effective temperature of Earth is some 35–40 °C lower than the actual Earth surface temperature (Ts): the latter is approximately 15 °C owing to the greenhouse effect of the Earth's atmosphere.

Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography — Astronomy and Astrophysics.

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