irradiance

noun
ir·​ra·​di·​ance | \ i-ˈrā-dē-ən(t)s How to pronounce irradiance (audio) \

Definition of irradiance

2 : the density of radiation incident on a given surface usually expressed in watts per square centimeter or square meter

Examples of irradiance in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The satellite is equipped with space weather tools like a particle flux sensor, solar irradiance monitor and a magnetometer, Sullivan said. Joe Mario Pedersen, Orlando Sentinel, 11 May 2022 The satellite is equipped with space weather tools like a particle flux sensor, solar irradiance monitor and a magnetometer, Sullivan said. Joe Mario Pedersen, Orlando Sentinel, 11 May 2022 The satellite is equipped with space weather tools like a particle flux sensor, solar irradiance monitor and a magnetometer, Sullivan said. Joe Mario Pedersen, Orlando Sentinel, 11 May 2022 The satellite is equipped with space weather tools like a particle flux sensor, solar irradiance monitor and a magnetometer, Sullivan said. Joe Mario Pedersen, Orlando Sentinel, 11 May 2022 The satellite is equipped with space weather tools like a particle flux sensor, solar irradiance monitor and a magnetometer, Sullivan said. Joe Mario Pedersen, Orlando Sentinel, 11 May 2022 The satellite is equipped with space weather tools like a particle flux sensor, solar irradiance monitor and a magnetometer, Sullivan said. Joe Mario Pedersen, Orlando Sentinel, 11 May 2022 However, the sun's irradiance has decreased over the past few decades while temperatures have risen sharply. Kate S. Petersen, USA TODAY, 31 Mar. 2022 In addition to the new ABI, GOES-T’s utility belt of tools include a geostationary lightning mapper, a particle flux sensor, a solar irradiance monitor and a magnetometer. Joe Mario Pedersen, orlandosentinel.com, 1 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of irradiance

1599, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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5 Jul 2022

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“Irradiance.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/irradiance. Accessed 7 Aug. 2022.

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irradiance

noun
ir·​ra·​di·​ance | \ ir-ˈād-ē-ən(t)s How to pronounce irradiance (audio) \

Medical Definition of irradiance

: the density of radiation incident on a given surface usually expressed in watts per square centimeter or square meter

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