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Unformatted text preview: These parallels represent special points where the Suns rays strike the Earth. Incoming Solar Radiation- Solar Radiation intercepted at the surface of the earth. Solar Energy that strikes a location nearly vertical is more intense and is spread over less area than an equal amount that strikes the surface at an oblique angle. Atmospheric gases interact with solar energy and diminish the insolation that arrives at the surface. Oblique rays pass through the atmosphere at a greater distance so more insolation will be lost in the process....
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- Spring '10