Radiative cooling

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Term: Radiative cooling
Definition: A decrease of temperature at the Earth's surface or within the atmosphere due to a negative radiation balance, i.e. when infrared emission from a particular volume or body is greater than solar and/or infrared absorption by that volume or body. syn. radiational cooling
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