Radiative Cooling
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Cooling process of the Earth's surface and adjacent air. which occurs when infrared (heat) energy radiates from the surface of the Earth upward through the atmosphere into space. Air near the surface transfers its thermal energy to the nearby ground through conduction. so that radiative cooling lowers the temperature of both the surface and the lowest part of the atmosphere.

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  • Cooling process of the Earth's surface and adjacent air, which occurs when infrared (heat) energy radiates from the surface of the Earth upward through the atmosphere into space. Air near the surface transfers its thermal energy to the nearby ground through conduction, so that radiative cooling lowers the temperature of both the surface and the lowest part of the atmosphere.

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    40

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    College
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  • The process by which temperature decreases due to an excess of emitted radiation over absorbed radiation.

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    College
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