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Balance of Transit Irradiation of Space Surrounding the Earth


The irradiation of surfaces of high-altitude levels from the upper troposphere to the lower mesosphere is considered. Previously not performed calculations of the characteristics of transit irradiation of latitudinal zones of surfaces in tropical years and their parts from 3000 BCE to 2999 CE have been carried out. Energy characteristics (J) are calculated for all years and specific energy characteristics (J/m2) are calculated as average of many years and for individual years. For each pair (latitudinal zone and part of the tropical year), the specific entering (through this zone into a body bounded by the surface) transit energy, the specific outgoing (from a body bounded by the surface) transit energy and their difference (balance) are calculated. For the whole surface, the balance for any period of time is equal to zero (in the absence of the atmosphere); for the half-surface and 5° latitude zone in the presence of transit irradiation, the balance is nonzero. On the surfaces of all altitude levels, the most significant spread between the balances for 5° zones is noted among the semiannual balances in the polar regions. For 5° zones of each semisurface from the equator to the pole in the summer half of the year, the semiannual balance to the 65th parallel is negative, then positive, and vice versa in the winter half of the year. The semiannual balance for the semisurface in the summer half of the year is positive and negative in the winter half of the year at all altitude levels. In the considered range of years, the modulus of the semiannual balance for the semisurface decreases in both summer and winter halves of the year.

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This study was performed within the framework of the topics of the state assignment “Evolution, Current State, and Predictions of the Development of the Coastal Zone of the Russian Arctic” (121051100167-1) and “Danger and Risk of Natural Processes and Phenomena” (121051300175-4).

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Fedorov, V.M., Kostin, A.A. & Frolov, D.M. Balance of Transit Irradiation of Space Surrounding the Earth. Cosmic Res 60, 89–97 (2022).

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