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Did You Know: Terrestrial Radiation

Earth glows.

Credits

Produced by the Space Telescope Science Institute’s Office of Public Outreach in collaboration with the NASA Earth Observatory (https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/).
 
Story adapted from Image of the Day post by Joe Atkinson, Ed Gillard, and Mike Carlowicz: https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/images/91630/another-accountant-for-the-energy-budget


  • Image of Pacific Northwest: Expedition 43 Crew, International Space Station

  • Map of Sunlight Reflected off Earth (Shortwave Radiation): CERES FM6, Joint Polar Satellite System 1

  • Map of Infrared Light Emitted by Earth (Terrestrial Radiation): CERES FM6, Joint Polar Satellite System 1

  • Written by Margaret Carruthers

Transcript

All narration is presented in text form within the video. In addition, a full transcript will be available in the Library in the near future. Check back soon!