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Assume that a certain location on the Earth reflects 29.0% of the incident sunlight from its clouds and surface.

Assume that a certain location on the Earth reflects 29.0% of the incident sunlight from its clouds and surface.
(a) If the intensity of solar radiation is 1397 W/m2, what is the radiation pressure (Prad) on the Earth at this location?
_______ Pa

(b) Compare this to normal atmospheric pressure (Pa) at the Earth's surface, which is 101 kPa.
Prad is _______times Smaller? or Larger?? atmospheric pressure.
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Assume that a certain location on the Earth reflects 29.0% of the incident sunlight from its
clouds and surface.
(a) If the intensity of solar radiation is 1397 W/m2, what is the radiation pressure...

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