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The flux of radiant energy per unit area (normal to the direction of flow of radiant energy through a medium).
radiance, light, brightness, luminosity, shine, gleam, glimmer, incandescence, phosphorescence, luminescenceView synonyms
- ‘Although the solar simulator provides a higher spectral irradiance throughout the UV, its spectrum differs from natural sunlight.’
- ‘When imaging large areas, this requirement for a high photon irradiance presents a significant technical challenge.’
- ‘In the preillumination experiments the cells were exposed to lights of different irradiance, dose and direction.’
- ‘We computed the ratio of direct to total horizontal irradiance as a function of SZA and column ozone amount.’
- ‘Consider the task of measuring the spectral content of output irradiance from a solar simulator.’
2literary The fact of shining brightly.light, shining, brightness, brilliance, luminosity, radiation, beams, rays, illumination, blaze, glow, luminousness, gleam, lustre, glitter, sparkle, flash, dazzle, shimmer, glareView synonyms
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