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Increasing altitude will
a) keep the temperature the same b) increase temperature c) decrease temperature d) help you grow wings
The hottest time of the year is
a) June 21, the first day of summer b) March 21, the first day of spring c) late July, when energy gained and lost by Earth is equal d) December 21, the first day of winter
The hottest part of the day is
a) when the Sun is highest at noon b) at sunrise c) around 2pm when the energy gained by Earth is in equilibrium with energy lost d) at sunset
The surface that is the best absorber of light and radiator of heat is
a) dark and smooth b) dark and rough c) light and smooth d) light and rough
A higher angle of insolation will
a) decrease temperature b) increase temperature c) keep temperature the same d) not give you a sunburn
Increasing latitude will
a) decrease temperature b) increase temperature c) keep temperature the same d) help the ice sheets melt
Water takes longer to change temperature than land because
a) it does what it wants b) has a low specific heat c) has a high specific heat d) has no specific heat
A location near water will have a climate that is
a) the same as everywhere else b) more extreme, hotter summers and cooler winters c) more moderate, cooler summers and warmer winters d) never have snow
Summer is warmer than winter becuase
a) the duration and and angle of insolation are both low b) the duration of insolation is high but the angle is low c) the duration of insolation is low but the angle is high d) the duration and angle of insolation are both high
Insolation means
a) the stuff that keeps your house warm b) incoming solar radiation c) water going into the ground d) moonlight
Greenhouse gases allow
a) infrared(longwave) energy through but trap insolation (shortwave) b) allow insolation(shortwave) through but trap infrared(longwave) energy c) allow both infrared (longwave) and insolation (shortwave) through d) nothing to happen.
The ozone layer
a) is a greenhouse gas b) does nothing c) concentrates ultraviolet light from the Sun d) absorbs ultraviolet light from the Sun
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