Insolation, definition of

Insolation

The solar power density incident on a surface of stated area and orientation, usually expressed as Watts per square meter or Btu per square foot per hour. See diffuse insolation and direct insolation.

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  • A Tropical Oddity
    Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach I wanted to bring you up to date on my current meanderings in the TAO buoy data that I investigated previously in a post called “Cloud Radiation Forcing in the TAO Dataset“...
  • The Mystery of Equation 8
    I’ve been looking at the Nikolov and Zeller paper again. Among other things, they claim to be able to calculate the surface temperature TsĀ of eight different planets and moons from knowing nothing more than the solar irradiation So and the …...
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