How the Earth is heated, illustration

How the Earth is heated, illustration

C024/6902 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 50.5MB

Downloadable file size: 1.8MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Credit: MIKKEL JUUL JENSEN / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: How the Earth is heated. Computer illustration showing the two main mechanisms that help warm the Earth. Shortwave radiation (yellow) from the Sun is able to penetrate the Earth's atmosphere and is absorbed by the Earth, with a small amount reflecting back up into the atmosphere. Longwave radiation (red) emitted by the Earth passes through the atmosphere and escapes, but a large amount is reflected back to Earth by the atmosphere.

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not required.

Keywords: artwork, atmosphere, atmospheric, black background, climate, climatological, climatology, energy, environment, environmental science, heat, heating, illustration, longwave, meteorological, meteorology, no-one, nobody, radiation, reflected, reflecting, shortwave, sun, sunlight, warming, weather

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.