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  1. Jan 2018
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      We cannot think of Earth radiation as being radiated into space directly from the surface. Much of the radiation emitted will be absorbed, primarily by water.

      There are regions in the atmosphere which absorb Earth’s radiation. This atmosphere is acting as a body, radiation from this atmosphere layer will be directed downward, as well as upward, and hence the surface will receive not only the net solar radiation, but IR from the atmosphere as well.