A different definition of radiation flux

1. Aug 5, 2014

shanepitts

Would anyone have a different explanation and maybe an example of radiation flux? Here is the Wikipedia definition "Radiation flux is a measure of the amount of radiation received by an object from a given source", which is quite clearly explained.

2. Aug 5, 2014

3. Aug 5, 2014

shanepitts

I am not sure. I fathom that, for example, on the amount of radiation we receive from the Sun is the radiation flux. Is this accurate?

4. Aug 5, 2014

Staff: Mentor

That looks correct to me, though I think the term "radiant flux" is more appropriate for the sun since we usually only care about the EM radiation of the sun: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radiant_flux