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Heat in Atmosphere

Energy and Heat in the Atmosphere

Heat transfer between two substances that are in contact (touching) is called _____. Conduction
Heat from the sun reaches you by _______. Radiation
Most of the Earth's incoming ultraviolet radiation is absorbed by ______ ozone
When you walk on the hot sand at the beach, your feet get hot because of heat transfer by ________. Conduction
What is the major way that heat is transferred in the troposphere? Convection
The upward movement of warm water and the downward movement of cool water in lakes results in heat transfer by ________. Convection
Air temperature is measured with a _____. thermometer
The average amount of energy of motion (kinetic energy) of each particle of a substance is called ______. temperature
The total energy of motion (kinetic energy) in the particles of a substance is called ______. thermal energy
On the Celsius scale, the freezing point of water is _____. 0 degrees
True or False: The temperature of the sand at the beach increases more than the temperature of the water, over the course of the day. True
Which of Earth's materials (air-water-soil) heats up the slowest? water
Which of Earth's materials (air-water-soil)heats the fastest? air
The transfer of thermal energy from a hotter object to a cooler one is called ____. Heat
On the Celsius scale, the boiling point of water is _____. 100 degrees
What are the three ways that heat is transferred? Radiation, Conduction, Convection
A cup of hot coffee and a pot of hot coffee are the same temperature. Which one has more thermal energy? The pot of hot coffee has more thermal energy because it has many more particles than the cup of hot coffee.
What happens to most of the sunlight that reaches Earth? It is absorbed by the atmosphere or the Earth's surface
What happens to the energy from the sun that is absorbed by Earth's surface? It heats up the land and water.
Created by: dbecker