Reference Entry

radiation night

Michael Allaby

in A Dictionary of Ecology

Fifth edition

Published online September 2015 | e-ISBN: 9780191793158

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A night with clear skies, when terrestrial long-wave radiation cannot be partly returned to the surface by cloud. There is rapid cooling of the air close to the ground, particularly when there is little wind, giving low minimum surface temperatures....

Reference Entry.  42 words. 

Subjects: Ecology and Conservation

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