Exercise 3 -- Answers

Exercise 3 -- Answers - Exercise #3 1. Define: Shortwave...

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Exercise #3 1. Define: Shortwave Radiation Longwave Radiation Sensible Heat Latent Heat The Greenhouse Effect 2. Which is greatest? a. The shortwave energy from the sun absorbed by the atmosphere b. The longwave energy from the sun absorbed by the atmosphere c. The shortwave energy from the earth absorbed by the atmosphere d. The longwave energy from the earth absorbed by the atmosphere e. The sensible heat transferred from the earth to the atmosphere f. The latent heat transferred from the earth to the atmosphere 3. Which of the following statements are correct? a. The atmosphere is relatively opaque to shortwave radiation and transparent to longwave b. The greenhouse effect is caused by rising concentrations of carbon dioxide and methane c. Latent Heat and Sensible Heat are forms of electromagnetic radiation d. The earth’s surface emits more energy than we receive from the sun e. BOTH (a) AND (b) ARE CORRECT f. ALL OF THE ABOVE ARE CORRECT 4. Which is greatest?
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