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ATMOSPHERIC ABSORPTION

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French Equivalent: Absorption atmosphérique

Definition:
Atmospheric absorption is absorption by the earth’s atmosphere of most of the X-rays and ultraviolet and infrared radiation emitted by the sun, except visible light. It prevents the earth’s surface from becoming too hot.

Source Publication:
Glossary of Environment Statistics, Studies in Methods, Series F, No. 67, United Nations, New York, 1997.

Statistical Theme: Environmental statistics

Created on Tuesday, September 25, 2001

Last updated on Wednesday, October 31, 2001