Radiation From Earth
My questions is what types of natural radiation
are emitted by the earth? I have heard something about infrared,
ultraviolet and possibly terahertz, but I am not sure what they
are or what they do.
If you could point me in the right direction I would appreciate it.
The wavelengths of electromagnetic radiation is very
complicated. It depends upon many factors: longitude/latitude, day
vs. night, cloud cover, wavelength to mention just a few variables.
The general term that you can "Google search" is "Earth's albedo".
"Albedo" is the general term for radiation that is reflected (or
originates) from a planet, in your question "Earth". There is a lot
of information, because it is highly studied, but it is pretty
complicated because of all of the parameters that affect the albedo.
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