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  • Diagram showing what happens to incoming solar radiation.
    Rights: The University of Waikato Te Whare Wānanga o Waikato Published 24 September 2015 Size: 25 KB Referencing Hub media

    What happens to incoming solar radiation?

    6% is scattered by the atmosphere, 20% is absorbed by the atmosphere and clouds, 20% is reflected by clouds, 49% is absorbed by the Earth's surface and 5% is reflected by the Earth's surface.

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