Weather: Chapter 2, Section 1 Energy in Earth's Atmosphere
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WHERE DOES ALMOST ALL THE ENERGY IN EARTH'S ATMOSPHERE COME FROM?
A form of energy that can travel through space. they are classified according to wavelength, or distance between waves.
The direct transfer of energy by electronic waves
WHAT KINDS OF ENERGY DO WE RECEIVE FROM THE SUN?
- 1. Visible Light
- 2. Infrared Radiation
- 3. Ultraviolet Radiation
Is a form of energy with wavelengths that are longer than red light. It is not visible, but can be felt as heat.
Wavelengths that are shorter than violet light.
HOW DOES THE SUN'S ENERGY INTERACT WITH EARTH'S ATMOSPHERE AND SURFACE?
- 1. Some energy is absorbed in atmosphere
- 2. The rest of the energy reaches Earth's surface, where it is reflected or absorbed
Reflection of light in all directions
WHEN EARTH'S SURFACE IS HEATED, IT RADIATES MOST OF THE ENERGY BACK INTO THE ATMOSPHERE AS _________ __________
The process by which gases hold heat in the air
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