insolation


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in·so·la·tion

 (ĭn′sō-lā′shən)
n.
1.
a. The act or an instance of exposing to sunlight.
b. Therapeutic exposure to sunlight.
2. See sunstroke.
3.
a. The solar radiation striking Earth or another planet.
b. The rate of delivery of solar radiation per unit of horizontal surface.

insolation

(ˌɪnsəʊˈleɪʃən)
n
1. (Physical Geography) the quantity of solar radiation falling upon a body or planet, esp per unit area
2. (General Physics) exposure to the sun's rays
3. (Pathology) a former name for sunstroke

in•so•la•tion1

(ˌɪn soʊˈleɪ ʃən)

n.
1. exposure to the sun's rays, esp. as a process of treatment.
[1605–15; < Latin insōlātiō]

in•so•la•tion2

(ˌɪn soʊˈleɪ ʃən)

n.
solar radiation received at the earth's surface.
[1950–55; in(coming)sol(ar radi)ation]

insolation

The solar radiation that strikes the Earth or another planet.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.insolation - sudden prostration due to exposure to the sun or excessive heatinsolation - sudden prostration due to exposure to the sun or excessive heat
heat hyperpyrexia, heatstroke - collapse caused by exposure to excessive heat
2.insolation - incident solar radiation
solar radiation - radiation from the sun
3.insolation - therapeutic exposure to sunlightinsolation - therapeutic exposure to sunlight  
therapy - (medicine) the act of caring for someone (as by medication or remedial training etc.); "the quarterback is undergoing treatment for a knee injury"; "he tried every treatment the doctors suggested"; "heat therapy gave the best relief"
Translations

in·so·la·tion

n. insolación. V.: sunstroke
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The paper describes the developed solar insolation model, based on the clear sky standard and used for electronic systems, which are managing solar cells and solar thermal collectors.
PAR values from each year were averaged to provide a single overall estimate of insolation available to each plant during the two years.
Key words: visualization, simulation, application, programming, insolation
Typical of a high-quality device is the BP Solar 3220 N module, which produces a maximum of 220 watts of electrical power when the sun is directly overhead so that the sunlight strikes the solar cells perpendicularly, with insolation of approximately 950 watts/square meter or 95 watts/square foot.
It is utmost important that the modules should be exposed to sunlight without shadowing at least from 9 am to 3 pm; therefore, the properties and values of solar insolation should be studied carefully.
Kutzbach (1981) proposed that past changes in low-latitude summer insolation at the 23 000-year period control the intensity of summer monsoons in the tropics and subtropics (Fig.
They found that the intensity of the monsoon fluctuates every 23,000 years, in line with climate scientist Andre L Berger's calculations on orbital insolation data conducted in 1978, which found that changes in the Earth's orbit--the angle of tilt and the axis of rotation--cause the amount of incoming solar radiation to vary.
The shallow 13m wide office bars are orientated on a north-south axis to minimise thermal insolation.
Summer insolation at low latitudes (10[degrees]S and 10[degrees]N; Berger and Loutre 1991).
Once he or she is in segregation, insolation from daily routines can aggravate symptoms.
Spatial habitat use has also been described by perch type and by the degree of insolation (Schoener & Schoener 1971; Losos et al.