chapter  2
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RADIATION

In this second part of the book we will consider how energy moves in the atmosphere. In particular, we discuss three forms of energyradiation (discussed in this chapter), ‘sensible heat’ (Chapter 3), and energy absorbed in evaporating water (Chapter 4). They are connected by what is called the ‘energy balance’, considered in Chapter 5. We begin by discussing the radiant energy from the Sun.