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SCIENCE

25 questions

QuestionAnswer
What do mountain waves create? Lenticular Clouds
What does vertical movements of air that are strong called? Stable Air
20% of the radiation from the Sun is what? Absorbed by Particles in the Atmosphere
About 50% of the Sun's rays are what? Absorbed by Earth's Surface
What are three kinds of energy transfers? Conduction, Convection, and Latent Heat
What is the term for the transfer of energy by electromagnetic waves? Radiation
Three components that make up almost all the energy Earth receives from the Sun are what? Visible Light, Infa Red (IR), Ultraviolet Light (UV)
What is absorbed radiation reemitted as? Infa Red (IR) or "Heat"
About 50% of what is absorbed by Earth's surface? Incoming Solar Radiation
When warm air rises, energy is transferred to the atmosphere by what? Convection
Rising air is always accompanied by what kind of air? sinking
When air is________, the vertical movements of air are strong. unstable
What kind of air has weak movements? stable air
When does temperature inversion occur? when air in the upper troposphere is warmer than air in the lower tropospere
In what form does solar energy travel to Earth? It comes in three types of radiation, visible light, ultraviolet light, and Infa Red Heat
What name is given to the process depicted in the diagram? The GreenHouse Effect
Which gases in the atmosphere contribute the most to this process? Carbon Dioxide, Methane Gas, Water Vapor
The warming rays of the Sun are what type of thermal energy? Infa Red or Heat or Radiation
The flow of ocean currents is what type of thermal energy? Convection
A branding iron making a mark is what type of thermal energy? Conduction
Hot feet from hot sand is what type of thermal energy? Conduction
A cool breeze is what type of thermal energy? Convection
Heat from glowing coals is what type of thermal energy? Infa Red or Heat or Radiation
High-altitude air streams are what type of thermal energy? Convection
The warmth of a heating pad is what type of thermal energy? Conduction
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