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Weather and Climate: Chapter 6

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Question 1:


a) Emissivity
b) Distance from the sun
c) Greenhouse effect
d) Solar output

Question 2:


a) It is absorbed by the atmosphere.
b) It is reflected or scattered by the atmosphere.
c) It is reflected by the surface.
d) It is absorbed by the surface.

Question 3:


a) Specific
b) Latent
c) Thermal
d) Sensible

Question 4:


a) Low, thick clouds better reflect solar radiation than absorb longwave radiation.
b) High thin clouds reflect little solar radiation.
c) Clouds cause a net loss of shortwave radiation and a net gain of longwave radiation.
d) On an annual basis clouds warm the planet.

Question 5:


a) 50° N
b) 25° N
c) 0°
d) 10° S

Question 6:


a) Pressure
b) Density
c) Transparency
d) Ice content

Question 7:


a) It is increasing.
b) It is decreasing.
c) It is remaining steady.
d) It is impossible to determine.

Question 8:


a) Longwave radiation from the atmosphere
b) Longwave radiation leaving the surface
c) Incoming shortwave radiation
d) Reflected shortwave radiation

Question 9:


a) Photosynthesis
b) Evaporation
c) Respiration
d) Transpiration

Question 10:


a) Dry sand is a poor conductor of heat.
b) The land has a low specific heat.
c) There is little convective transport of sensible heat into the atmosphere.
d) There is little evaporation.

Question 11:


a) True
b) False

Question 12:


a) True
b) False

Question 13:


a) True
b) False

Question 14:


a) True
b) False

Question 15:


a) True
b) False