While contributors Barton, Jan, Neal and Nick have been grilling Ferenc Miskolczi on another thread, and been doing a fantastic job of clarifying for average readers the use of the Virial Theorem in Miskolczi’s paper, Ferenc has sent some results pertaining to the use of Kirchhoff’s Law, which was another source of contention.
I don’t have a lot of time to go through this right away, so I will just post the links for now. It includes a scan of a paper from 1992 dealing with estimation of long wave down radiation, E_D in Miskolczi’s paper.
KL checked for isothermal atmosphere, where it should hold in any case.
An earlier article in the JAOT with real radiosonde observations and real Ed measurements with pyrgeometers
A JQSRT article where similar isothermal LBL computations were done.