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- The total infrared radiation emitted by the Earth and its atmosphere in the temperature range of approximately 200 to 300 Kelvin. Terrestrial radiation provides a major part of the potential energy changes necessary to drive the atmospheric wind system and is responsible for maintaining the surface air temperature within limits of livability.
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- Terrestrial radiation Longwave radiation emitted by the Earth, including its atmosphere.
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- Atmospheric radiation, Earth radiation, Effective terrestrial radiation, Greenhouse Effect, greenhouse gases, Infrared Radiation, Longwave Radiation, Net terrestrial radiation, Shortwave radiation, Terrestrial