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Solar Radiation

Section 2 - How The Sun Heats The Earth

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NASA, Earth's Dirty Atmosphere
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In this section, you learn what happens to solar radiation as it passes through the atmosphere toward the earth. You learn that the amount of solar radiation reaching the earth's surface is much less than the amount received at the top of the earth's atmosphere.