CHAPTER 7: Introduction to the Atmosphere

(g). Global Patterns of Shortwave Energy Receipts

Average Available Solar Insolation at the Earth's Surface: July 1983-1990


Figure 7g-3: Average available solar insolation at the Earth's surface: July 1983-1990. Highest values of available solar insolation over Greenland due to high solar input and low cloud amounts. High values also occur along the subtropics of the Northern Hemisphere. Color range: blue - red - white, Values: 0 - 350 W/m2. Global mean = 180 W/m2, Minimum = 0 W/m2, Maximum = 351 W/m2. (Source: NASA Surface Radiation Budget Project).



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Citation: Pidwirny, M. (2006). "Global Patterns of Insolation Receipts". Fundamentals of Physical Geography, 2nd Edition. Date Viewed.


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