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Which of the following statements about ATMOSPHERIC BEAM DEPLETION is false
a) IT RADIATES BACK INTO SPACE b) IS THE INCREASE IN SURFACE AREA OVER WHICH RADIATION IS DISTRIBUTED. c) DEPENDS ON THE ANGLE THAT THE RADIATION IS HITTING THE EARTH d) IS HIGHER WHEN THE RADIATION HAS TO TRAVEL THROUGH MORE ATMOSPHERE
DURING THE SUMMER SOLSTICE (JUNE 21/22)
a) THE SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE RECEIVES THE GREATEST AMOUNT OF SOLAR ENERGY b) THE NORTHERN HEMISPHERE RECEIVES THE GREATEST AMOUNT OF SOLAR ENERGY. c) SOLAR ENERGY IS RECEIVED IN EQUAL AMOUNTS IN BOTH HEMISPHERES d) THE EQUATORIAL REGION IS THE COLDEST
THE SEASONS OCCUR FOR SEVERAL REASONS. WHICH IS A REASON
a) THE EARTH IS TILTED AT A 23.5 DEGREE ANGLE b) THE EARTH IS CLOSER TO THE SUN c) THE MOON AFFECTS THE TEMPERATURE ON EARTH d) CLOUDS TEND TO FORM WHEN THE EARTH IS FACING AWAY FROM THE SUN
DIURNAL TEMPERATURES REFER TO
a) TEMPERATURES IN THE OCEANS b) THE TEMPERATURES ASSOCIATED WITH A CERTAIN SEASON c) WHAT WE KNOW AS DAY AND NIGHT d) A CYCLE OF DAILY TEMPERATURE CHANGE
RADIATION, CONDUCTION AND CONVECTION ARE ATMOSPHERIC ENERGY PROCESSES. WHICH STATEMENT IS FALSE?
a) RADIATION IS THE HEAT ENERGY TRANSFERRED THROUGH SPACE BY ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION b) RADIATION IS THE REASON THE SKY APPEARS TO BE BLUE c) CONDUCTION IS THE TRANSFER OF HEAT ENERGY FROM ONE MOLECULE TO ANOTHER OR WITHIN A SUBSTANCE d) CONVECTION IS THE TRANSFER OF HEAT IN A FLUID. ALSO KNOWN AS EVAPORATION
INSOLATION IS THE AMOUNT OF SOLAR RADIATION REACHING EARTH'S SURFACE
a) TRUE b) FALSE c) d)
SCATTERING, REFLECTION AND _________ ARE THREE OF THE THINGS THAT HAPPEN DURING INSOLATION.
a) GOLDILOCK'S EFFECT b) GREENHOUSE EFFECT c) CONVECTION d) ABSORPTION
SCATTERING OCCURS WHEN
a) LIGHT BOUNCES BACK FROM A SURFACE (LIKE A CLOUD) AT THE SAME ANGLE IT STRIKES b) SOLAR RADIATION IS RETAINED BY A SUBSTANCE AND CHANGED INTO THERMAL ENERGY c) RADIATION MOLECULES BUMP INTO EACH OTHER AND PRODUCE WEAKER WAVES d) PRECIPITATION FALLS IN THE FORM OF SLEET
THE GREENHOUSE EFFECT IS
a) THE ABSORPTION OF INFRARED RADIATION TRYING TO ESCAPE THE EARTH b) ALL OF THE ABOVE c) STORES ENERGY NEAR THE EARTH'S SURFACE AND ALLOWS TEMPS TO BE HIGHER ON OVERCAST DAYS d) KEEPS THE AVERAGE SURFACE TEMPERATURE OF EARTH AROUND 59 DEGREES
THE EARTH'S ENERGY BALANCE IS
a) THE BALANCE BETWEEN INCOMING ENERGY FROM THE SUN AND OUTGOING ENERGY FROM THE EARTH. b) CONSIDERED SHORTWAVE IF IT COMES FROM THE EARTH AND LONG WAVE IF IT COMES FROM THE SUN c) COOLS THE SURFACE OF THE EARTH d) HELPS EARTH EXPEL ENERGY OUT INTO SPACE IN GREAT AMOUNTS
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