Total solar electromagnetic energy reaching the earth

Value 160 W/m^2
Organism Biosphere
Reference Jorg Overmann and Ferran Garcia-Pichel, The Phototrophic Way of Life, Prokaryotes (2006) 2:32–85 chapter 1.3, edited by Stanley Falkow, Eugene Rosenberg, Karl-Heinz Schleifer, Erko Stackebrandt DOI: 10.1007/0-387-30742-7_3 p.32 left column top paragraph
Comments P.32 left column top paragraph: "The solar electromagnetic energy reaching the Earth’s surface (160 W·m^–2 see Light energy and the spectral distribution of radiation) surpasses the energy contributed by all other sources by four to five orders of magnitude (electric discharge, radioactivity, volcanism, or meteoritic impacts ~0.0062 W·m^–2 on primordial Earth Mauzerall, 1992 present day geothermal energy ~0.0292 W·m^-2 K. Nealson, personal communication)." Note: BNID 103709 gives value of 1366 W/m^2
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