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insolation1

[in-soh-ley-shuh n] /ˌɪn soʊˈleɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
exposure to the sun's rays, especially as a process of treatment.
Origin
1605-1615
1605-15; < Latin insōlātiōn- (stem of insōlātiō). See insolate, -ion

insolation2

[in-soh-ley-shuh n] /ˌɪn soʊˈleɪ ʃən/
noun, Meteorology
1.
solar radiation received at the earth's surface.
Origin
in(coming) sol(ar radi)ation
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Examples from the web for insolation
  • My understanding is that ocean salinity is more dependent on net water flux than insolation.
  • The insolation values represent the resource available to concentrating systems that track the sun throughout the day.
  • insolation models have proliferated to the point where it is difficult for a solar user to decide which model to adopt.
British Dictionary definitions for insolation

insolation

/ˌɪnsəʊˈleɪʃən/
noun
1.
the quantity of solar radiation falling upon a body or planet, esp per unit area
2.
exposure to the sun's rays
3.
former name for sunstroke
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insolation in Science
insolation
  (ĭn'sō-lā'shən)   
  1. The solar radiation striking Earth or another planet.

  2. The rate of delivery of solar radiation per unit of horizontal surface.


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