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EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION > ABSORPTION
Definition:
The process by which incident radiant energy is retained by a substance.
The absorbed radiation is converted to another form of energy according to
the nature of the absorbing medium.
Reference:
Huschke, R.E., ed. 1959. Glossary of Meteorology. American Meteorological
Society, Boston, MA.
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