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Therefore, the solar radiation that comes in toward the earth's surface is one-fourth of the solar constant, or approximately 343 W=m2, averaged over the whole surface. 1 ENERGY BALANCE OF THE EARTH Earth’s surface area = 4πr 2 Projection of Earth on perpendicular plane has area = πr 2 Plane perpendicular to sun’s rays Solar radiation, assuming parallel rays FIGURE 3-2 Comparison of earth's surface area with the area of earth's projection on a plane perpendicular to the sun's rays. the total amount of solar radiation coming in to the top of the earth's atmosphere; some of this radiation is absorbed in the atmosphere and some is re¯ected.
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