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insolation The amount of incoming solar radiation that is received over a unit area of the Earth's surface. Solar energy received over the planet's surface varies according to season, latitude, transparency of the atmosphere, and aspect or ground slope. On average, equatorial areas receive approximately 2.4 times as much insolation as polar areas.

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insolation

insolation The amount of incoming solar radiation that is received over a unit area of the Earth's surface. This varies according to season, latitude, transparency of the atmosphere, and aspect or ground slope. On average, equatorial areas receive approximately 2.4 times as much insolation as polar areas.

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insolation

insolation exposure to the sun. XVII. — L. insōlātiō, -ōn-, f. insōlāre, f. IN-1 + sōi SUN; see -ATION.

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insolation

insolation (in-soh-lay-shŏn) n. exposure to the sun's rays. See also heatstroke.

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