Solar Radiation

  • (noun): Radiation from the sun.

Some articles on solar, solar radiation, radiation:

Torresol Energy - The Plants
... Gemasolar is the first commercial solar plant in the world with central tower receiver and molten salt heat storage technology ... production of 110 GWh/year and a 15-hour storage capacity in the absence of solar radiation ... The plant consists of a 185 ha solar field with a 140-m high tower receiver, a power island and 2650 heliostats, each 120 m2 and distributed in concentric rings around the tower ...
Sunshiny - Climate Effects
... Further information Solar variation, Solar dimming, and Insolation On Earth, solar radiation is obvious as daylight when the sun is above the horizon ... When the direct radiation is not blocked by clouds, it is experienced as sunshine, combining the perception of bright white light (sunlight in the strict sense) and warming ... The amount of radiation intercepted by a planetary body varies inversely with the square of the distance between the star and the planet ...
Global Warming - Initial Causes of Temperature Changes (external Forcings) - Particulates and Soot
... In addition to their direct effect by scattering and absorbing solar radiation, particulates have indirect effects on the radiation budget ... These clouds reflect solar radiation more efficiently than clouds with fewer and larger droplets, known as the Twomey effect ... Atmospheric soot directly absorb solar radiation, which heats the atmosphere and cools the surface ...
Hemispherical Photography - Methodology - Calculation
... and compute desired canopy geometry and/or solar radiation indices ... For solar radiation, rapid calculation is often accomplished using pre-calculated lookup tables of theoretical or empirical solar radiation values resolved by sky sector or position ...
Climate Of The Arctic - Solar Radiation - Autumn
... As the amount of solar radiation available to the surface rapidly decreases, the temperatures follow suit ... Likewise, the northern land areas receive their winter snow cover, which combined with the reduced solar radiation at the surface, ensures an end to ... November, winter is in full swing in most of the Arctic, and the small amount of solar radiation still reaching the region does not play a significant role in its climate ...

Famous quotes containing the words radiation and/or solar:

    There are no accidents, only nature throwing her weight around. Even the bomb merely releases energy that nature has put there. Nuclear war would be just a spark in the grandeur of space. Nor can radiation “alter” nature: she will absorb it all. After the bomb, nature will pick up the cards we have spilled, shuffle them, and begin her game again.
    Camille Paglia (b. 1947)

    Our civilization has decided ... that determining the guilt or innocence of men is a thing too important to be trusted to trained men.... When it wants a library catalogued, or the solar system discovered, or any trifle of that kind, it uses up its specialists. But when it wishes anything done which is really serious, it collects twelve of the ordinary men standing round. The same thing was done, if I remember right, by the Founder of Christianity.
    Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874–1936)