In This Lesson You Will…

  • Learn about the instruments and methods used to measure solar and UV radiation.
  • Understand how the angle of the Sun plays an important role in measuring solar radiation.
  • Describe some of the benefits and health issues associated with solar and UV radiation.

SC.912.E.7.7: Identify, analyze, and relate the internal (Earth system) and external (astronomical) conditions that contribute to global climate change.
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SC.912.E.5.8: Connect the concepts of radiation and the electromagnetic spectrum to the use of historical and newly-developed observational tools.
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