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Infrared Radiation The term 'Infrared Radiation' as it applies to the area of carbon dioxide can be defined as ' Electromagnetic radiation lying in the wavelength interval from 0.7 micrometers to 1000 micrometers. Its lower limit is bounded by visible radiation, and its upper limit by microwave radiation. Most of the energy emitted by the Earth and its atmosphere is at infrared wavelength. Infrared radiation is generated almost entirely by large-scale intra-molecular processes. The tri-atomic gases, such as water vapor, carbon dioxide, and ozone, absorb infrared radiation and play important roles in the propagation of infrared radiation in the atmosphere. Abbreviated IR; also called 'longwave radiation''.
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