kenzie earth 6 - Lecture Notes People in some villages in...

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Lecture Notes People in some villages in India may spend ¼ of their income for light at night. Absorption is: The assimilation of radiation and its conversion from one form of energy to another 69% of the insolation we receive is absorbed. 45% of insolation is absorbed by land and water 24% of insolation is absorbed in atmosphere: gases, dust, clouds, and ozone Absorbed energy is converted into either longwave radiation (especially thermal infrared) or chemical energy (through photosynthesis by plants) Which is false? A. More insolation (energy) is absorbed by the atmosphere than by land and water B. Some absorbed energy is converted into chemical energy by plants C. Absorbed energy is typically converted into shortwave energy D. Absorbed energy is typically converted into longwave thermal infrared energy. Ways of transferring heat energy 1. Conduction : Molecule to molecule transfer of heat energy as it diffuses through a substance Heat is conduction from areas of high temperature to areas of low temperature. Land is a better conductor than air. Moist air is a slightly better conductor than dry air.
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This note was uploaded on 04/04/2011 for the course ASTR 1101 taught by Professor Mcgimsey during the Spring '11 term at Georgia State University, Atlanta.

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