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Sunlight over the World (Posted on 2003-03-09) Difficulty: 3 of 5
Do different parts of the world receive different amounts of sunshine during the year? Ignore clouds, or consider only what is received either on the cloud tops or surface, whichever is available. Is it the same at the poles as at the equator? ... the northern and the southern hemispheres?

Consider two interpretations of the above: (1) number of hours per year that the sun is up, (2) the total insolation (total solar energy received per unit of area of the ground) received during the year, weaker when the sun is low near the horizon than when it is high in the sky.

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  Subject Author Date
ReasonJack Putz2003-08-04 05:23:33
SolutionChaz2003-05-03 09:36:47
re(3): Unscientific solutionCory Taylor2003-03-11 04:13:10
re(2): Unscientific solutionBryan2003-03-10 09:51:53
re: Unscientific solutionCory Taylor2003-03-10 04:27:20
SolutionUnscientific solutionfwaff2003-03-09 22:07:16
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