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Definition:
Longwave Radiation (or Infrared Radiation) is electromagnetic radiation in
the interval from 0.8 microns to about 1000 microns. Longwave radiation is
the electromagnetic energy radiated outward by the earth (land and sea) at
a rate depending on the absolute temperature of the earth. 
Reference:
Huschke, R.E. 1959. Glossary of Meteorology. American Meteorological
Association, Boston, MA. See also: Pickard, G.L. and W.J. Emery. 1990.
Descriptive Physical Oceanography: An Introduction. Pergamon Press, NY
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