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Chapter2ReviewTest - Todays agenda Part II Radiation and...

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Chapter: Chapter 2: The Earth's Global Energy Balance Multiple Choice 1. Oxygen accounts for approximately ________ % of the air that surrounds us. A) 3.5 B) 7.0 C) 10.5 D) 21.0 E) 50.0 Link to Text: Composition of the Atmosphere 2. The average albedo of the planet Earth is around: A) 20% B) 30% C) 50% D) 70% E) 80% Link to Text: The Global Energy System 3. Which of the following statements best describes latent heat transfer? A) the absorption of energy from a surface during the process of evaporation B) the release of energy during the process of condensation C) the release of heat from a source of evaporation to the atmosphere D) the transfer of energy from one source of condensation to another E) the increase in humidity following the release of latent heat Link to Text: Sensible Heat and Latent Heat Transfer 4. Approximately what proportion of the total solar radiation entering the Earth's atmosphere is directly absorbed by the Earth's surface? A) 27% B) 31% C) 49% D) 69% E) 100% Link to Text: The Global Energy System 5. Approximately what proportion of all incoming solar radiation is absorbed by molecules, dust and clouds in the atmosphere? A) 12% B) 17% C) 20%
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D) 25% E) 32% Link to Text: The Global Energy System 6. When water evaporates from a surface: A) energy is liberated and the surface is warmed B) energy is absorbed and the surface is cooled C) there is no change in energy D) the type of surface determines whether heat is lost or gained by the surface E) only latent heat is involved in the process Link to Text: Sensible Heat and Latent Heat Transfer 7. Which of the following is the correct order from greatest volume to least volume of gases in the troposphere? A) Oxygen, carbon dioxide, nitrogen, neon B) Nitrogen, argon, oxygen, neon C) Nitrogen, oxygen, argon, neon D) Oxygen, nitrogen, argon, carbon dioxide E) Neon, argon, oxygen, nitrogen Link to Text: Composition of the Atmosphere 8. Which of the following has the longest wavelength? A) ultra-violet (UV radiation) B) visible light C) x-rays D) infrared radiation E) gamma radiation Link to Text: Electromagnetic Radiation 9. Which of the following has the shortest wavelength? A) ultra-violet (UV radiation) B) visible light C) x-rays D) infrared radiation E) gamma radiation Link to Text: Electromagnetic Radiation
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10. Insolation is __________. A) incoming solar radiation B) outgoing solar radiation C) outgoing terrestrial radiation D) the name given to the blanket-like effect the earth's atmosphere has on global warming E) the warming effect of clouds Link to Text: Insolation Over the Globe 11. The amount of radiation left over when all incoming and outgoing flows have been tallied is called __________. A)
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This note was uploaded on 04/02/2012 for the course GEOL-G 107 taught by Professor Faizrahman during the Spring '12 term at Indiana.

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