What is insolation explain the factors influencing it?
The major factors which influence the amount of insolation received are: Rotation of the earth on its axis.
The angle of incidence of the sun’s rays.
Duration of the day.
Transparency of the atmosphere..
What are the four main factors that affect insolation?
Although many factors combine to influence weather, the four main ones are solar radiation, the amount of which changes with Earth’s tilt, orbital distance from the sun and latitude, temperature, air pressure and the abundance of water.
Why does insolation vary from place to place?
The amount of sunlight that reaches the surface varies greatly with latitude, due to the reinforcing effects of zenith angle and atmospheric attenuation. These variations in insolation result in huge ranges in temperature between the warm, tropical regions of the world and the cold, polar regions.
What is the importance of insolation?
Insolation affects temperature. The more the insolation, the higher the temperature. Thus understanding insolation (the amount of energy that hits an area) is important in maximizing the output of solar panels which absorb and convert this energy.
Where is insolation strongest?
S. The vertical ray.strikes the equator on March 21 and September 22.The intensity of insolation is greatest on the equator. This is because the angle.of the sun is higher, at close to 90.