Solar Radiation/Eccentricity

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I have two questions

(1) If we have two areas, for example one in America and the other on Asia, both with the same latitude φ, which one of the areas will receive more Solar Radiation? Or will it be the same?

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If Earth's eccentricity graph for the past 750k years is this
http://www.michaelmandeville.com/earthchanges/gallery/Climate/eccentricity_graph.gif
based on that, the eccentricity will get increased again in the next 1000 years? And what will that mean for Earth's climate?
 

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(1) If we have two areas, for example one in America and the other on Asia, both with the same latitude φ, which one of the areas will receive more Solar Radiation? Or will it be the same?

if both at the same latitude, it will be the same ... is there a reason you thought that it would possibly be otherwise ?
 
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if both at the same latitude, it will be the same ... is there a reason you thought that it would possibly be otherwise ?
Barring climactic variations. e.g. the Gobi desert (~42 degrees north latitude) probably gets more sunny days per year than Waverly, Iowa (~42 degrees north latitude).
 
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Barring climactic variations. e.g. the Gobi desert (~42 degrees north latitude) probably gets more sunny days per year than Waverly, Iowa (~42 degrees north latitude).
Solar radiation is same for both. Differences due to weather differences (rain, clouds, etc.).
 
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Solar radiation is same for both. Differences due to weather differences (rain, clouds, etc.).
That depends on whether you are measuring solar radiation hitting the top of the atmosphere or solar radiation hitting the soil.
 
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Moisture content of the local atmosphere ...particulates .... dust , sand if the prevailing wind mostly comes from land areas .
 

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