American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The act or an instance of exposing to sunlight.
- n. Therapeutic exposure to sunlight.
- n. See sunstroke.
- n. The solar radiation striking Earth or another planet.
- n. The rate of delivery of solar radiation per unit of horizontal surface.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Exposure to the sun's rays; subjection to the influence of solar heat and light, as for drying, maturing, or the production of chemical action; in medicine, treatment by exposure to the sun, in order to stimulate the vital forces.
- n. A local injury of plants caused by exposure to too strong light, or to the rays of the sun concentrated as by inequalities in the glass of a greenhouse, producing excessively rapid evaporation which kills the part affected.
- n. The state of being heated by the sun; the effect of exposure to the sun's rays; specifically, as applied to persons, sunstroke.
- n. The incident radiant energy emitted by the sun which reaches a unit area over a period of time, typically measured over a horizontal area at the Earth's surface or at the top of Earth's atmosphere.
- n. The rate of delivery of such radiation.
- n. The act or process of exposing to the rays of the sun, such as for the purpose of medical treatment, drying or maturing, as fruits, drugs, etc., or of rendering acid, as vinegar.
- n. medicine, dated sunstroke.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The act or process to exposing to the rays of the sun for the purpose of drying or maturing, as fruits, drugs, etc., or of rendering acid, as vinegar.
- n. A sunstroke.
- n. Exposure of a patient to the sun's rays; a sun bath.
- n. (Meteorology) The amount of sunlight impinging on the Earth's surface.
- n. sudden prostration due to exposure to the sun or excessive heat
- n. therapeutic exposure to sunlight
- n. incident solar radiation
- From French, from Latin insolatio ("a setting or placing in the sun") (Wiktionary)
“And if you do read the paper you see that the secondary effects of the sun's warming have not been assessed so as to say that any warming other than that produced by primary and direct increases in insolation is necessarily anthropogenic.”
“Noting that solar insolation is defined as a measure of solar radiation energy received on a given surface area in a given hour and that carbon sequestration is defined as the process of increasing the carbon content of a reservoir/pool other than the atmosphere.”
“The insolation is the highest in Spain which, with the low humidity and high atmospheric pressure, create an exceptionally limpid atmosphere.”
“However, concentrator cells, unlike conventional cells, cannot use diffuse sunlight and thus require direct-beam insolation, which is more variable than the total (diffuse plus direct) insolation at a particular site.”
“It would correspond to maximum insolation, which is roughly 1,000 watts / m”
“Warming in the Lake Baikal region commenced before rapid increases in greenhouse gases, and at least initially, is therefore a response to other forcing factors such as insolation changes. posted by GayandRight @ 10:22 PM”
“#148 The Holocene Optimum is in particular optimum for high-latitude summer time insolation which is why the Artic is comparably warm Milankovitch.”
“As described earlier in this section, the cost of electricity depends on several factors, such as insolation, system efficiency, lifetime, capital costs, O&M costs, and interest rates.”
“Low summer insolation occurs when the tilt of the axis of rotation of the earth is small; the poles are pointing less directly at the sun; the Northern Hemisphere summer solstice is farthest from the sun; and the earth’s orbit is highly eccentric.”
“These mists, however, are now clearing away for the tornado-season, and 'insolation' will become more decided.”
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