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terrestrial radiation

noun
long-wave electromagnetic radiation in the form of heat emitted from the earth's surface and atmosphere.
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terrestrial radiation  
Long-wave electromagnetic radiation originating from Earth and its atmosphere. It is the radiation emitted by naturally radioactive materials on Earth including uranium, thorium, and radon.
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