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Saluki
2006-Apr-11, 04:13 PM
I noticed an error on their website at this address:

http://sci.esa.int/science-e/www/object/index.cfm?fobjectid=34067

The error is in the following sentence:



Incident sunlight is trapped by the atmosphere and cannot radiate out into space with a resulting boost to the surface temperature by over 475 K (202 C).


When they say that the surface temp is "boosted", they are referring to a change in temperature, not an actual temperature reading. Therefore, the change in Kelvin should be equal to the change in Celcius since both scales use the same increments.

I have contacted them at their standard contact email, but if anyone here has an inside line, it might be worth letting them know.

Launch window
2006-Apr-12, 04:06 AM
what did their reply say ?

Saluki
2006-Apr-12, 04:33 AM
I havn't heard back.

Saluki
2006-Apr-13, 12:11 AM
Well, what do you know?


Dear Mark,

The redundant value on the page has been corrected.

Kind regards,

Guido Kosters
ESA SciTech webteam
http://sci.esa.int/




11/04/2006 18:06

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DATE: 11-Apr-06
NAME: Mark
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COMMENTS:


I was looking over your website today, and noticed an error on this
page:

http://sci.esa.int/science-e/www/object/index.cfm?fobjectid=34067

The following sentence is incorrect:

'Incident sunlight is trapped by the atmosphere and cannot radiate out
into space with a resulting boost to the surface temperature by over
475 K (202 °C).'

Because the increments are the same, a change in temperature will be
the same regardless of whether it is measured in Kelvin or degrees
Celcius. Therefore, the sentence should read:

'Incident sunlight is trapped by the atmosphere and cannot radiate out
into space with a resulting boost to the surface temperature by over
475 K (475 °C).'
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I doubt NASA would be this responsive.