20+ Electromagnetic Radiation Wavelength Chart
Images. The electromagnetic spectrum showing segments of the spectrum with associated wavelengths(nm). In physics, electromagnetic radiation (em radiation or emr) refers to the waves (or their quanta, photons) of the electromagnetic field, propagating (radiating) through space.
Also, note the emittance curves for the sun and earth provided in the. When electromagnetic radiation interacts with objects about the same size as the wavelength or smaller, its wave nature becomes apparent. In this section of the spectrum, the higher the frequency, (meaning the shorter the wavelength), the more dangerous it is to living organisms.
When electromagnetic radiation interacts with objects about the same size as the wavelength or smaller, its wave nature becomes apparent.
When solar radiation has traveled from the sun to the earth and the electromagnetic waves strike something, either in the atmosphere or at the earth's surface. Electromagnetic radiation travels in waves that have different wavelengths, energies and frequencies. The names like microwave or infrared were developed for convenience to describe electromagnetic radiation with similar characteristics, but. All electromagnetic radiation travels at the speed of light where speed of light = wavelength x frequency.