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Radiation is
a) sunlight traveling through space as electromagnetic waves. b) heat (infrared waves) given off by an object. c) sometimes damages waves given off by certain atoms. d) All of the above.
Insolation is
a) the stuff that keeps your house warm. b) incoming solar radiation. c) the things in the bottom of your shoes. d) a layer of the atmosphere.
Reflection means
a) light being taken in by a substance. b) light bouncing off a substance. c) light being bent by a substance. d) light given off by a substance.
Absorption is
a) light being taken in by a substance. b) light bouncing off a substance. c) light being bent by a substance. d) light given off by a substance.
Refraction is
a) light being taken in by a substance. b) light bouncing off a substance. c) light being bent by a substance. d) light given off by a substance.
Conduction is
a) heat transferred by circulation due to density differences. b) heat transferred by touch. c) electromagnetic waves traveling through space. d) leading an orchestra.
Convection is
a) heat transferred by circulation due to density differences. b) heat transferred by touch. c) electromagnetic waves traveling through space. d) baking a cake.
The best absorber of radiation is
a) dark and smooth b) dark and rough c) light and smooth d) light and rough
The best reflector of radiation is
a) dark and smooth b) dark and rough c) light and smooth d) light and rough
A longer duration of insolation means
a) a longer day b) a longer night c) longer lasting warmth in your house d) the sun in brighter
The longer the duration of insolation
a) the cooler the temperatures b) the warmer the temperatures c) the temperature remains the same d) insolation does not determine temperature
Increasing the angle of insolation
a) decreases the intensity of insolation and therefore temperature. b) decreases the intensity of insolation and increases temperature. c) increases the intensity of insolation and therefore temperature. d) increases the intensity of insolation and decreases temperature.
Coriolis Effect is due to
a) Earth's revolution b) Earth's rotation c) Earth's moving around the Sun d) Earth's tilt
Coriolis makes winds curve
a) to the left in the Northern Hemisphere and right in the Southern Hemisphere. b) to the right in the Northern Hemisphere and right in the Southern Hemisphere. c) to the left in the Northern Hemisphere and left in the Southern Hemisphere. d) to the right in the Northern Hemisphere and left in the Southern Hemisphere.
Temperature is measured with a
a) barometer b) anemometer c) thermometer d) sling psychrometer
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