... >> Natural Science >> Atmospheric Sciences >> Solar Constant
Highest Rated Sign
Nobody has posted a sign yet.
Definition: The rate at which solar energy is received on a surface at the outer edge of the atmosphere perpendicular to the sun's rays when the earth is at a mean distance from the sun. The value of the solar constant is about two calories per square centimeter per minute or about 1376 W/m^2 in the SI system of measurement.
Source: Essentials of Meteorology: An Invitation to the Atmosphere (fifth edition) by C. Donald Ahrens