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Atmosphere and Surface Energy Balances CH 4: (christopherson 7th)
the passage of shortwave and longwave energy through either the atmosphere or water
redirecting the radiation without altering its wavelenghts represents 7% of earth's albedo
some radiation that is diffused by clouds
the speed of insolation entering the atmosphere changes as it passes from one medium to another, bending of this radiation
reflective quality of a surface
increase of albedo and reflection of radiation caused by clouds
increase in greenhouse warming caused by clouds
the decline in suns ability to light the earth due to pollutants in the air
assimilation of radiation by molecules of a substance and its conversion from one form to another
molecule to molecule transfer of energy as it diffuses through a substance
when physical mixing involves a strong vertical motion
when the dominant motion is horizontal