Chapter 3 Mastering Activities..pdf - Chapter 3 Mastering Activities Chapter 3 Mastering Activities Due 11:59pm on Friday You will receive no credit for

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5/25/2020 Chapter 3 Mastering Activities 1/7 Chapter 3 Mastering Activities Due: 11:59pm on Friday, May 29, 2020 You will receive no credit for items you complete after the assignment is due. Grading Policy Encounter Meteorology: Influences on Temperature (Multiple Choice) Exploration 9 – Influences on Temperature This Exploration will help you visualize and investigate key topics using Google Earth Pro™ for desktop computers. 1. Open the Google Earth Pro .kmz file for this item . 2. In the Places panel on the left, expand the Temporary Places folder. 3. Return to this Mastering screen and follow the instructions in the yellow on the right. Having trouble navigating this Exploration in Google Earth Pro? Visit the Help section . Don’t have Google Earth Pro yet? Download and install the latest version of Google Earth Pro for desktop here . Introduction: Earth is impacted by both shortwave and longwave radiation. Whether it is shortwave energy coming directly from the Sun, being reflected within the atmosphere or off the surface, or longwave energy re-radiated from the planet or atmosphere, this radiant energy is responsible for heating our world. This exploration examines the overall patterns of net radiation around the globe and focuses on two factors—elevation and land cover—that can impact the conversion of radiant energy into sensible heat. Instructions for all Parts 1. Make sure you have opened the KMZ file from the blue box on the left. 2. From the Places panel, open 09. Influences on Temperature.kmz . Instructions for Part A: 1. Turn on and double-click the Net Radiation folder. The four layers in this folder show the average values for net radiation, in watts per square meter (W/m2), for March, June, September, and December 2012. Net radiation is a measure of all the shortwave and longwave radiation stored within Earth’s system and available for conversion to sensible heat. The legend of values is located in the top-left corner of the 3D Viewer. 2. Toggle between the four monthly data sets, noting the global trends and patterns that exist throughout the year. Part A What factor best explains the changes in the global patterns of net radiation between the four months? You did not open hints for this part. ANSWER: Instructions for Part B: 1. Turn on the June layer from within the Net Radiation folder. 2. Examine the patterns of net radiation in the Sahara Desert and the Eastern United States, noting the fact that net radiation values in the eastern United States are higher than those in the Sahara. Be sure to consider the definition of net radiation, including how reflection and absorption may affect these values. View the underlying land cover to assist in your evaluation.
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