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James Petersen
ISBN: 9781133606536

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Fundamentals of Physical Geography

2nd Edition
James Petersen
ISBN: 9781133606536
Textbook Problem

The electromagnetic spectrum consists of various types of energy by their wavelengths. Where is the division between longwave and shortwave energy?

To determine

The division between longwave and shortwave energies in the electromagnetic spectrum.

Explanation

Electromagnetic energy is the form of energy radiated from the sun, which passes at the speed of light through space in a spectrum of varying wavelengths. About 9% of the solar energy comprises of gamma rays, x-rays, and ultraviolet radiation, all of which own shorter wavelengths than visible light. The invisible wavelengths have a negative effect on the tissues of the human body...

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