Weather and Climate: Chapter 5

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Question 1:


a) Ultraviolet, x-rays, infrared, visible
b) Infrared, visible, x-rays, ultraviolet
c) X-rays, ultraviolet, visible, infrared
d) X-rays, visible, ultraviolet, infrared

Question 2:


a) Radiation emission and wavelength
b) Temperature and wavelength
c) Radiation emission and temperature
d) Radiation emission and absorptivity

Question 3:


a) Stefan–Boltzmann law
b) Wien’s law
c) Planck’s law
d) Kirchhoff’s law

Question 4:


a) Snow
b) Sea ice
c) Asphalt
d) Dry soil

Question 5:


a) It prevents infrared radiation from escaping into space.
b) It is transparent to infrared radiation.
c) It ranges from wavelengths of 5 µm to 7µm.
d) It absorbs shortwave radiation.

Question 6:


a) There is decreased depletion of the solar beam by atmospheric constituents.
b) The solar beam spreads over an increasing surface area.
c) The zenith angle decreases.
d) The path length of the sun decreases.

Question 7:


a) At the June solstice
b) At perihelion
c) At the December solstice
d) At aphelion

Question 8:


a) 21 June
b) 21 December
c) 21 March
d) 21 September

Question 9:


a) At the March equinox, the subsolar point is 90°.
b) At the June solstice, the subsolar point is 23.5° N.
c) At the September equinox, the subsolar point is 0°.
d) At the December solstice, the subsolar point is 23.5° S.

Question 10:


a) Shadiness
b) Continentiality
c) Slope angle
d) Albedo

Question 11:


a) True
b) False

Question 12:


a) True
b) False

Question 13:


a) True
b) False

Question 14:


a) True
b) False

Question 15:


a) True
b) False