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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