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Williams, Akan B. (2008) Sunlight. In: Encyclopaedia of Global Warming and Climate Change. SAGE Publications, pp. 937-939.

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Sunlight is the electromagnetic radiation given off by the sun. It is passed through the atmosphere to the Earth, where the solar radiation is reflected as daylight. Sunshine results when the solar radiation is not blocked. Sunlight is the primary source of energy to the Earth. It provides infrared, visible, and ultraviolet (UV) electromagnetic radiation with different wavelengths. Small sections of the wavelengths that are visible to the human eye are reflected as rainbow colors. Sunlight may be recorded using a sunshine recorder. Electromagnetic waves are waves that are capable of transporting energy through the vacuum of outer space and that exist with an enormous continuous range of frequencies known as the electromagnetic spectrum. The spectrum is divided into smaller spectra on the basis of interactions of electromagnetic waves with matter.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Q Science > QD Chemistry
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Chemistry
Depositing User: Mrs Patricia Nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 21 Sep 2017 08:09
Last Modified: 21 Sep 2017 08:09

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