Test_1_Fall09 - Met-113, ES-113 Test #1 February 23, 2010...

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Met-113, ES-113 Name: Test #1 February 23, 2010 The test is worth 100 points. There are 12 questions. You must answer questions 1 through 5. Answer 5 of the other 7, and clearly mark which 2 that you don’t want me to grade. 1. What are the two gases that are most abundant in the present day atmosphere (1 point)? Describe the temperature structure of the atmosphere up to the top of the stratosphere (4 points)? Name at least 2 greenhouse gases (1 point). In a few sentences, describe the electromagnetic spectrum, including how energy and wavelength are dependent (4 points). 2. What is radiative equilibrium? (5 points) Describe the difference in solar radiation at the Top of the Atmosphere (TOA) and at the surface of Earth. (1 point), and why it is different (4 points). 3. Why is the sky blue (4 points, 1 for the name, 3 for describing the process)? Why does the sky appear to more red near sunset than during the middle of the day (2 points)? What are the wavelengths of visible radiation (2 points)? What wavelengths of radiation
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