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100

Sunlight that bounces off a surface is said to be ___________.
What is a reflection?

100

Rising air cools by this process.
What is expansion?

100

Without the atmospheric greenhouse effect, the average surface temperature would be ____________ than it is now.
What is lower?

100

Energy transferred by electromagnetic waves.
What is radiation?

100

The energy of motion
What is kinetic energy?

200

The heat we can feel and measure with a thermometer.
What is sensible heat?

200

Temperature scale where 32 is the freezing of pure water.
What is Fahrenheit?

200

At night, low clouds (enhance, weaken, have no effect on) the atmospheric greenhouse effect.
What is enhance?

200

A good absorber of a given wavelength of radiation is also a good emitter of that wavelength. This is a statement of _________ law.
What is Kirchoff's law?

200

The stored energy or energy of position.
What is potential energy?

300

Transfer of heat by molecule to molecule.
What is conduction?

300

Which of the following is not considered a temperature scale: Fahrenheit, Kelvin, Calorie, Celsius?
What is Calorie?

300

The combined albedo of the earth and the atmosphere is approximately ______%.
What is 30%?

300

What determines the wavelength and amount of radiation an object emits?
What is temperature?

300

If the absolute temperature of an object doubles, the maximum energy emitted goes up by a factor of ____.
What is 16?

400

Ratio amount of heat energy absorbed by a substance to its corresponding temperature rise.
What is heat capacity?

400

The cold feeling that you experience after leaving a swimming pool on a hot, dry summer day represents heat transported by ______________ .
What is Latent Heat?

400

The horizontal transport of any atmospheric property by the wind.
What is advection?

400

The earth emits radiation with greatest intensity at ___________ wavelengths.
What is infrared?

400

A rapid eruption from the sun's surface that emits high energy radiation and energized charged particles.
What is solar flare?

500

Which of the following is not an example of heat transport process in the atmosphere: conduction, radiation, convergence, or convection?
What is convergence?

500

Suppose last night was clear and calm. Tonight, low clouds will be present. From this you could conclude that tonight's minimum temperature will be (higher, lower, or the same) as last night's temperature.
What is higher?

500

The blueness of the sky is due to this.
What is the scattering of sunlight by air molecules?

500

The order from shortest to longest wavelength is _________, ____________, _____________.
What is ultraviolet, visible, infrared?

500

How much radiant energy will an object emit if its temperature is absolute zero?
What is none?