Bob starts with a couple grandiose letters demanding rather basic information from an extremely busy professional David Crisp at NASA's JPL then Bob get's all in a huff because his puffed-up request/demand went unanswered. David Appell stepped in to try and explain, followed by a revealing exchange. I've added some supplement information.
Tinternal = Tgray * ( dot[ Psource ; AEobj ] % dot[ AEobj ; Planck Tobj ] ) ^ % 4where Psource is the power spectrum of the source and AEobj is the absorption=Emission spectrum of the object of See my powerpoint if this expression in http://kx.com/'s K is not immediately understood .
Mann's dissertation was awarded the Phillip M. Orville Prize in 1997 as an "outstanding dissertation in the earth sciences" at Yale University. His co-authorship of a scientific paper published by Nature won him an award from the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI) in 2002, and another co-authored paper published in the same year won the NOAA's outstanding scientific publication award. He was named by Scientific American as one of fifty "leading visionaries in science and technology." The Association of American Geographers awarded him the John Russell Mather Paper of the Year award in 2005 for a co-authored paper published in the Journal of Climate. The American Geophysical Union awarded him its Editors' Citation for Excellence in Refereeing in 2006 to recognize his contributions in reviewing manuscripts for its Geophysical Research Letters journal.
The IPCC presented Mann, along with all other "scientists that had contributed substantially to the preparation of IPCC reports", with a personalized certificate "for contributing to the award of the Nobel Peace Prize for 2007 to the IPCC", celebrating the joint award of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize to the IPCC and to Al Gore.In 2012, he was elected a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union and awarded the Hans Oeschger Medal of the European Geosciences Union for "his significant contributions to understanding decadal-centennial scale climate change over the last two millennia and for pioneering techniques to synthesize patterns and northern hemispheric time series of past climate using proxy data reconstructions."
Following election by the American Meteorological Society he became a new Fellow of the society in 2013. In January 2013 he was designated with the status of distinguished professor in Penn State's College of Earth and Mineral Sciences.In September 2013, Mann was named by Bloomberg Markets in its third annual list of the "50 Most Influential" people, included in a group of "thinkers" with reference to his work with other scientists on the hockey stick graph, his responses on the RealClimate blog "to climate change deniers", and his book publications. Later that month, he received the National Wildlife Federation's National Conservation Achievement Award for Science.On 28 April 2014 the National Center for Science Education announced that its first annual Friend of the Planet award had been presented to Mann and Richard Alley.
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ptrop =2−cp (3.25)
Note that the tropopause pressure is affected by R/cp, but is independent of the insolation S.
T = √2(1−α) r T (3.7)
Emissivity wrt Planck / E : dot[ aeSpectrum ; Planck objectTemp ]
And with that, in typical climate science contrarian fashion Bob Armstrong bans David Appell from the conversation. Seems Bob found explaining his position in a civil constructive manner an impossible assignment.