Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Earth’s Energy Budget
Look at your Work File, Part I. What two things that happen to solar radiation as it reaches earth.

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Earth’s Energy Budget
Solar radiation leaves the earth’s atmosphere in what two basic ways? Write a sentence that answers this question.

As solar radiation (light reflected back into space) and heat.

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Greenhouse Effect
Review the information in Part II of your Work File.

1. Explain how the greenhouse effect works.
*Be sure to include the names of at least one of the greenhouse gases

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In a previous lesson you learned that the main power source for global weather is the ________.

A) wind
B) oceans
C) the sun
D) the moon

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Which part of the earth’s surface receives more direct, intense solar radiation?

A) the equator
B) the poles
C) the Prime Meridian
D) the Southern Hemisphere

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Which parts of the earth’s surface receive less direct, less intense solar radiation?

A) the equator
B) the poles
C) the Prime Meridian
D) the Southern Hemisphere

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MATCHING EXERCISE

Match the terms with the definitions.
Term Definition
___ 6% A) ___ of the solar radiation entering the atmosphere is absorbed by the Earth’s surface.
___ 20% B) ___ of the solar radiation entering the atmosphere is reflected by the Earth’s surface.
___ 4% C) ___ of the solar radiation entering the atmosphere is absorbed by the atmosphere and clouds.
___ 19% D) ___ of the solar radiation entering the atmosphere is reflected by the clouds.
___ 51% E) ___ of the solar radiation entering the atmosphere is reflected by the atmosphere.

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Weather systems are set in motion

A) when solar radiation is abosorbed by the clouds.
B) by the radiation of heat back into space from the earth.
C) by the unequal heating of the earth’s surface.
D) by the heating of the clouds and atmosphere by incoming solar radiation.

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The greenhouse effect is important in keeping the temperatures in our atmosphere relatively stable.

True
False

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The greenhouse effect becomes a problem

A) when there is an increase in solar radiation.
B) when there is an increase in the amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere
C) when green plants produce too much oxygen, increasing the amount of oxygen in the atmosphere

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It is believed that increasing amounts of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere will result in

A) higher average global temperatures.
B) cooler average global temperatures.
C) no changes in average global temperatures.

It is believed that increasing amounts of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere will result in

THANK YOU VERY MUCH

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Gerry May 5, 2011 at 4:11 pm

Hey, this is YOUR take-home test, not mine. Do your own work!

“Look at your Work File, Part I”