chapter 4 True and False

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The horizontal movement of clouds in the atmosphere is advection

True

The general circulation of the oceans is a major mechanism for the transfer of energy from the Tropics to the Poles

True

The Celsius degree is the same size as a Kelvin but 0° Celsius is much warmer than 0K.

True

Ultraviolet energy is the name for electromagnetic wavelengths measuring from 10 to 15 micrometers.

False

Ocean gyres rotate clockwise in the Northern Hemisphere and counterclockwise in the Southern Hemisphere.

True

Over the long run, all energy the Earth receives from the Sun is returned to space.

True

Coriolis effect sets ocean currents in motion.

False

Convection is more efficient in a liquid as compared to a solid.

True

Solar radiation striking Earth's surface is characterized as "longwave".

False

The distance of passage of a solar beam through the atmosphere is determined by the angle of incidence.

True

Conduction comes about through molecular collision.

True

Evidence clearly suggests global warming is taking place.

True

In a continental climate one would expect higher winter temperatures than in a maritime climate.

False

Convection is associated with vertical air movements.

True

Summer temperatures are generally higher over continents than over oceans.

True

The position of the major oceanic gyres is caused by the major atmospheric circulations.

True

Albedo is the same phenomenon as advection

False

Air is an excellent conductor of heat.

False

High angle solar energy will traverse a shorter course through the atmosphere than low angle solar energy.

True

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