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David Roderiques Chemistry Week 2 Home Work Questions January 17, 2011 #5. Weather is whatever is happening outdoors in a given place at a given time. Climate is the ―average weather, that is, the conditions that prevail in a particular place over a period of years. #9. a. Visible light can enter through the glass, but infrared radiation cannot leave through the glass. There also is no circulation of air, so the heat cannot be dissipated and the temperature inside the car increases. b. On clear nights the heat from Earth can be more completely radiated into space, whereas water vapor in the clouds absorbs the heat, retaining it. In the atmosphere, water vapor is one of the greenhouse gases. c. In the desert, there is very little water vapor to help trap infrared radiation. d. Dark clothing absorbs much of the light that strikes it; in contrast, lighter clothing reflects most of it. The light energy absorbed converts to heat energy, which can increase the risk of heatstroke.
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This note was uploaded on 01/29/2011 for the course ECT 101 taught by Professor Danny during the Spring '10 term at Chemnitz University of Technology.

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