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Does solar radiation heat the earth's surface?

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Yes, solar radiation heats the surface of the earth. Sunlight warms the planet and keeps us and other living things alive. It also drives the weather.

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What is the intense heat beneath earths surface can be a source of?

radiation & gravity

Radiation balance means that the amount of radiation gained by the atmosphere?

Is the equation of incoming and outgoing thermal radiation. Incoming radiation or solar radiation is called short wave and the radiation emitted from the earths surface and atmosphere (heat radiation) is in the infra -red spectrum and is known as long wave radiation.

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Convection, radiation, and conduction

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Terrestrial radiation is heat that is radiated from the earth, solar radiation is heat radiated from the sun.

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A black surface absorbs the heat radiation and a white surface reflects the heat radiation

What is the amount of radiation reflected by a surface?

The amount of solar radiation reflected by a surface is called albedo. Arctic ice reflects the sun's heat and has an albedo of around 0.7. This means it reflects 70% of the solar radiation.Ocean water has an albedo of around 0.06. This means it reflects about 6% of the sun's heat.

Heat from the sun is called?

Heat from the sun is called Solar Radiation, so the answer is SOLAR RADIATION

What is most of the energy that heats earths atmosphere?

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What are eight characteristics on which the amount of energy that is absorbed by earths surface depends?

Color, texture, composition, volume, mass, state of matter, transparency, and specific heat of the material on which the solar radiation falls.

What part of the earth receives the most solar heat and why?

The surface does. Any material at an appreciable depth below the surface is insulated from the arrival of solar radiation by the material above it.

What type is most of the energy that heats earth's atmosphere?

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What is infrared radiation?

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Why do solar hot water pannels have a Matt black surface?

So the radiation from the sun is absorbed by the black surface to heat the water in the pipes.

What happens to incoming solar radiation after it is reflected off the surface of the earth?

The wavelength is longer. Energy is re-radiated by the Earth as infrared radiation (heat).

What are the waste by products of solar energy?

Heat. There is radiation, but most of the hard radiation (ultraviolet and worse) is filtered out by the atmosphere before it reaches the surface of the earth.

How do radiation conduction and convection heat the troposphere?

Radiation heats the troposphere by the sun heating objects on the earths surface. Convection constantly heats up cold air and conduction allows the heat to travel.

What is heat from the sun?

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What type of radiation is felt as heat?

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When heated Earths surface radiates some of the energy back into the atmosphere as ultraviolet radiation true of false?

False. The heat radiation from Earth will go out as infrared, not as ultraviolet.

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