Solar radiation

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Earth's radiation


The distribution and intensity of light produced from the sun. Solar radiation can range in color temperature (Northern hemisphere) from 5000 K in the winter to 7000 K in the summer.

Synonyms and Related Terms

Sonnenstrahlung (Deut.); rayonnement solaire (Fr.); sunlight; sunshine

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • ASTM, Standard Terminology Relating to Natural and Artificial Weathering Tests of Nonmetallic Materials, Annual Book of ASTM Standards, Section 14, General Methods and Instrumentation, ASTM, G113, 1371-1373, Sep-94
  • Book and Paper Group, Paper Conservation Catalog, AIC, 1984, 1989