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In this video, Dr. Nathan B. English discusses radiation in the atmosphere

Now that we have a better understanding of what makes up the atmosphere, let’s look at radiation and how it interacts with the atmosphere.

Watch Dr. Nathan B. English explain how radiation interacts with the atmosphere and how the Earth acts as a black body object to absorb and emit radiation from the sun.

Video guide

Since this video is a little longer than most videos in this course, here is a guide to the topics it covers.

Topic Timestamp
Composition of the atmosphere 0:35
Not top secret radiation information 3:15
What is electromagnetic radiation? 4:45
Black body radiation 7:50
Terrestrial and solar radiation 10:15
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