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Ch. 6.2 Packet

QuestionAnswer
How much of the radiation from the sun is reflected? About 99%
What kind of energy transfer is this: A boy touching a hot stove Conduction
What is absorbed radiation re-emitted as? Infrared Light
What is an ordered series of actions? Process
What kind of energy transfer is this: The fan blowing hot air. Convection
What gases are considered "Greenhouse Gases?" Carbon Dioxide, Methane, and Water Vapor
What is the atmospheric layer where almost all humans live? Troposphere
What do greenhouse gases do? Absorb energy reflected by the earth, keeping the heat from escaping
What is the transfer of energy by electromagnetic waves? Radiation
About how much solar radiation is absorbed by the Earth? 20%
What do bright surfaces affect what happens to incoming sunlight? They reflect the light
What is air moving over a mountain called? Mountain wave
What does stable air mean? Air movements are weak
What is temperature inversion? Temperature increases as altitude decreases
What kind of energy transfer is this: The rays of the sun Radiation
What kind of energy transfer is this: The flowing ocean currents Convection
Is this the absorption or release of energy: Iron melting into a liquid Absorption
Is this the absorption or release of energy: Water vapor turning into raindrops Release
Where does the ionosphere lie? In the Mesosphere and Thermosphere
What displays of light come from the ionosphere? Auroras
What is the atmospheric layer farthest from Earth? Exosphere
What layer of the atmosphere contains satellites? Exosphere
What kind of cloud is formed after a mountain wave? Lenticular Clouds
Rising air is always accompanied by ________ air. Sinking
When the air movements are fast, it is _______. Unstable
Created by: brownkal6991