Atmospheric temperature

"Atmospheric temperature is a function of the modification of solar radiant energy by air, clouds, land, sea and other water surfaces. Solar radiation is discharged from the Sun in the form of electro-magnetic radiation divided roughly into: ultraviolet and shorter wavelengths (7.8%), visible light (47.3%), and infra-red light (44.9%)." (Macdonald 2007)


Macdonald, Eoin H. 2007. “Gold Deposition in the Weathering Environment.” In Handbook of Gold Exploration and Evaluation, 134–94. Elsevier.