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EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION > SHORTWAVE RADIATION

Definition:
Shortwave radiation is radiation at wavelengths shorter than 4 microns. Sometimes called the solar radiation. Usually radiation in the visible and near-infrared wavelengths.

Reference:
WMO. 1966. International Meteorological Vocabulary. WMO/OMM/BMO, No. 182. TP. 91., Switzerland. Huschke, R.E., ed. 1959. Glossary of Meteorology, American Meteorological Society, Boston, MA.