Unit 4 Atmospheric Heating

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Unit 4: Atmospheric Heating 1. What happens to energy from the Sun 1. Earth absorbs .0005% of the sun’s energy. 2. 99.9% of energy at earth’s surface comes from the sun. .1% comes from Earth’s interior 3. Pyranometer 1. Used to measure incoming solar radiation 2. What happens to solar energy coming from the sun 1. Absorption 1. Dark colors good absorbers 2. Reflection 1. Light colors good reflectors 2. Albedo 1. How much energy that is reflected by the object. 2. 31 % for the earth 3. Transmission 1. Glass 2. Ocean 4. Scattering 3. What is Heat 1. Heat is nothing more than atoms (and molecules) in motion. The faster an atom moves around, the higher its temperature. 2. How is heat moved around in the Atmosphere 1. Conduction 1. Movement of heat through a solid object. *Not efficient.* 2. Advection 1. Horizontal movement of heat. 3. Convection 1. Vertical movement of heat. 2. Thermal- Rising of air 3. The Gas Law 1. When air is compressed its temperature will increase 2. When air expands its temperature will decrease
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