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Definition of "radiative" [ra•di•a•tive]

  • Of, relating to, or occurring through radiation (adjective)

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Use "radiative" in a sentence
  • "These estimates are based on independent observations and widely varying physical phenomena: the heat balance of a warming planet; the feedbacks involved in short-term radiative perturbations; and quasi-equilibrium climate states under different boundary conditions."
  • "They present us with a concept they call radiative forcing."
  • "The word radiative arises because these factors change the balance between incoming solar radiation and outgoing infrared radiation within the Earth’s atmosphere."