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Heat and Earth's Atmosphere
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by Bryan Jaquemai
| 9 Questions
Note from the author:
Used as a quick assessment in a Meteorology class.
1
1 pt
Which of the following is not a heat transfer method in Earth's atmosphere?
Conduction
Convections
Radiation
Emission
2
1 pt
Which of the following is not a possibiltiy for incoming radiation?
Absorbed
Reflected
Wave
Scattered
3
1 pt
Incoming radiation from the Sun is short-wave, so the atmosphere absorbs most of it.
True
False
4
1 pt
Earth's surface absorbs the short-wave radiation, then radiates the radiation as long-wave radiation.
True
False
5
1 pt
Earth's atmosphere absorbs long-wave radiation better than short-wave radiation.
True
False
6
1 pt
Which of the following is not a gas that absorbs long-wave radiation?
Carbon dioxide
Water vapor
Nitrous oxides
Methane
7
1 pt
During the day, high thin clouds will ...
result in warmer temps at the surface
result in cooler temps at the surface
result in no change in temps at the surface
8
1 pt
During the day, low, thick clouds will block radiation from the surface which will...
result in warmer temps at the surface
result in cooler temps at the surface
result in no change in temps at the surface
9
1 pt
During the night, clouds will absorb radiation from the surface and ...
result in warmer temps at the surface
result in cooler temps at the surface
result in no change in temps at the surface
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