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Which of the following is NOT a role that our atmosphere plays in reducing the amount of radiation the Earth's surface receives?
a) the ozone absorbs ultraviolet radiation b) the atmosphere protects us from solar winds c) x-rays and gamma rays are absorbed by the upper atmosphere d) greenhouse gases remove radio waves and infrared radiation
Which of the following is the order of electromagnetic radiation from the Sun by lowest to highest frequency?
a) gamma rays, ultraviolet, visible light, infrared, x-rays, radio waves, microwaves b) microwaves, ultraviolet, infrared, visible light, x-rays, radio waves, gamma rays c) radio waves, microwaves, infrared, visible light, ultraviolet, x-rays, gamma rays d) visible light, radio waves, infrared, ultraviolet, microwaves, gamma rays, x-rays
How is energy from the core of the Sun transferred to the surface of the Sun?
a) radiation, in the radiative zone b) convection, in the convective zone c) conduction, in the conductive zone d) fusion in the core
How is energy from the core of the sun transferred to the middle of the Sun?
a) radiation, in the radiative zone b) convection, in the convective zone c) conduction, in the conductive zone d) fusion in the core
How does radiation play a role in the heating of the Earth?
a) all of these b) it is how the Sun's energy reaches Earth c) It is how the clouds reflect heat to the Earth d) it is how the earth's surface reflects heat back into the atmosphere
Where on Earth is convection used to transfer the Sun's energy to Earth?
a) up in the atmosphere b) within the first few centimeters above the ground c) where space meets our atmosphere d) below the surface of the Earth
Where does conduction take place on Earth to transmit the Sun's energy?
a) up in the atmosphere b) within the first few centimeters above the ground c) where space meets our atmosphere d) below the surface of the Earth
A good description of radiation as a means of heat transfer would be
a) The rising of hot fluids due to loss of density and sinking of cool fluids due to increased density b) a heat transfer consisting of direct contact between a solid and some other material c) a heat transfer where waves of energy are transmitted through empty space d) an amount of heat energy that can kill you
A good description of convection as a means of heat transfer would be
a) The rising of hot fluids due to loss of density and sinking of cool fluids due to increased density b) a heat transfer consisting of direct contact between a solid and some other material c) a heat transfer where waves of energy are transmitted through empty space d) a belief or reasoning that you strongly believe in
Which of the following will NOT affect the amount of radiation received by Earth?
a) Solar flares b) sun spots c) the position of Earth and the Sun d) cosmic background radiation
A good description of conduction as a means of heat transfer would be
a) heat rising and cold sinking b) heat energy traveling in waves c) a hot solid transferring heat by direct contact d) electricity moving through metals
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