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Radiative Forcing

  • By: P. Vijaya Kumar
  • In: Green Energy: An A-to-Z Guide
  • Edited by: Dustin Mulvaney & Paul Robbins
  • Subject:Environmental Technology, Policy & Management, Energy Policy

Radiative forcing (RF) is a measure of how the energy balance of the Earth–atmosphere system is influenced when factors that affect climate are altered. RF is usually quantified as the “rate of energy change per unit area of the globe as ...

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