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Lesson 3 LEARNING OBJECTIVES At the end of this lesson you should be able to: • identify the principal characteristics of radiation and the electromagnetic spectrum. • distinguish among the various forms of electromagnetic radiation. • explain how solar altitude influences the intensity of solar radiation received at Earth's surface. • describe the cause of the astronomical seasons. • define the solar constant. • describe the interactions that take place as solar radiation travels through the atmosphere. • explain the significance of the stratospheric ozone layer for life on Earth. • identify the principal threat to the stratospheric ozone shield. • describe the interactions that take place when solar radiation strikes Earth's surface. • explain the role of the ocean in the global solar radiation budget. • contrast solar radiation with terrestrial infrared radiation.
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