TeachMeFinance.com - explain Solar Radiation
Solar Radiation The term 'Solar Radiation' as it applies to the area of energy can be defined as ' A general term for the visible and near visible (ultraviolet and near-infrared) electromagnetic radiation that is emitted by the sun. It has a spectral, or wavelength,distribution that corresponds to different energy levels; short wavelength radiation has a higher energy than long-wavelength radiation'.
The term 'Solar Radiation' as it applies to the area of Earth observation can be defined as ' Energy received from the sun is solar radiation. The energy comes in many forms, such as visible light (that which we can see with our eyes). Other forms of radiation include radio waves, heat (infrared), ultraviolet waves, and x-rays. These forms are categorized within the electromagnetic spectrum'.
The term 'Solar Radiation' as it applies to the area of the environment can be defined as 'Radiation emitted by the Sun. It is also referred to as short-wave radiation. Solar radiation has a distinctive range of wavelengths (spectrum) determined by the temperature of the Sun. See ultraviolet radiation, infrared radiation, radiation.3'.
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