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EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN OPTICS > ABSORPTION
Definition:
A process by which incident radiation is taken into a body and
retained without reflection or transmission. It increases either the
internal or the kinetic energy of the molecules or atoms composing the
absorbing medium.
Reference:
Glossary of Oceanography and the Related Geosciences with References
http://stommel.tamu.edu/~baum/paleo/paleogloss/paleogloss.html
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