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Suppose the albedo of a planter is measure to be 40 percent. This means that
40% of the sun's energy is reflected
During the Earth's orbit around the Sun, the inclination (tilt) of the Earth's axis
remains constant at 23.5 degrees
Low sun angles result in reduced solar energy bc
energy is spread over a larger area and atmospheric path length is longer
which of the following correctly describes the equinoxes?
days and nights are equal in length in all parts of the world
Flagstaff, AZ is at 35 degrees N latitude. what is the angle of the Sun's noon rays here on March 21
At 45 degrees S latitude, the angle of the noon sun is lowest and the length of daylight is shortest on
On the average, how much of the Sun's energy that is intercepted by the Earth system is reflected to space?
At what time of the year is the Earth's axis not tilted either toward or away from the Sun?
If an imbalance occurs between incoming and outgoing energy at the Earth's surface
temperatures either increase or decrease
Most of the solar energy absorbed by planet Earth and its atmosphere is absorbed by
the earth's surface
What happens to solar radiation as it passes through the atmosphere?
Transmission. Absorption. Atmospheric greenhouse effect. Reflection. Albedo
Early in January the Earth is closer to the Sun than at any other time of the year. This position is termed...
The atmosphere is nearly ______ to terrestrial radiation that has a wavelength between 8 and 11 micrometers
The absorption of terrestrial radiation by certain gases in the lower atmosphere is called the
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