Environment | VOL. 9, ISSUE 53, March-April 2009 |

New Environmental Issues

Earth’s energy balance If one were to monitor from space the quantum of incoming and outgoing radiation; and average it over centuries - both radiations would be approximately in balance, keeping the earth in radiative equilibrium in a long term sense. But the spectral quality would certainly shift from a predominantly visible spectrum to infrared because of its thermal interaction with the climate system involving solid earth, atmosphere, oceans and biological elements. Radiation measured at the earth’s surface would however...

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