Hot! Cold! The Atmosphere Waves... Energy

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

100

What is expansion?
Rising air cools by this process.

100

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

100

What is radiation?
Energy transferred by electromagnetic waves.

100

What is kinetic energy?
The energy of motion

200

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

200

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

200

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

200

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

200

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

300

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

300

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

300

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

300

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

300

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

400

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

400

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

400

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

400

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

400

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

500

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

500

What is higher?
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.

500

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

500

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

500

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

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