28 - and for this energy to be reradiated to the atmosphere Insolation ends after sunset A lot of the energy stored in the surface is lost during

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0 °K = no molecular activity (motion). It’s the lowest temperature theoretically. Air temperature: Daily Effects of Insolation The amount of insolation at any particular location varies throughout the year (annually) and throughout the day (Diurnally) Annual changes – Associated with the sun’s changing declination and seasons. Diurnal – relates to the Earth’s daily rotation. Each day, insolation begins at sunrise, reaches maximum at noon, and returns to zero at sunset. Maximum temp 2-4 p.m. Minimum temp near sunrise Daily March of temperature Temperatures do not reach their maximum until 2-4 pm. Insolation received from sunrise until afternoon hours exceeds the energy lost through Earth radiation. Around 3-4 pm, temperatures fall when outgoing Earth radiation exceeds insolation. Daily lag time - it takes time for the Earth’s surface to be heated to its maximum
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Unformatted text preview: and for this energy to be reradiated to the atmosphere. Insolation ends after sunset A lot of the energy stored in the surface is lost during the night. Lowest temperatures occur around dawn. Maximum amount of energy is emitted. Daily affects of insulation as it relates to air temperature. Cloud Cover Clouds usually cause lower daytime (maximum) temperatures and higher minimum temperatures Clouds make for cooler days and warmer nights. In general, which are the cloudiest latitude zones and which are the zones with the clearest skies? Differential Heating of Land and Water Maritime locations (coastal) – temperatures more moderated than those further inland. (Water heat and cools more slowly. .more on that later). Continentality – distance removed from a water body....
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This note was uploaded on 06/12/2011 for the course GEOGRAPHY 600-201010 taught by Professor Christopherpost during the Spring '10 term at Kent State.

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28 - and for this energy to be reradiated to the atmosphere Insolation ends after sunset A lot of the energy stored in the surface is lost during

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