terrestrial radiation


long-wave electromagnetic radiation in the form of heat emitted from the earth's surface and atmosphere.

Nearby words

  1. terreplein,
  2. terrestrial,
  3. terrestrial globe,
  4. terrestrial guidance,
  5. terrestrial planet,
  6. terrestrial telescope,
  7. terret,
  8. terri,
  9. terrible,
  10. terribly

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Science definitions for terrestrial radiation

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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