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Solar Radiation and the Seasons

1 .       The proper order from shortest to longest wavelength is: 

2 .       How do red and blue light differ?  

3 .       Electromagnetic radiation with wavelengths between 0.4 and 0.7 micrometers is called _________.  

4 .       The sun emits its greatest intensity of radiation in the _________ portion of the spectrum. 

5 .       The source of energy for nearly all atmospheric processes is _________. 

6 .       Why is summer a warmer season than winter? 

7 .       The luminous surface of the sun is known as the _________. 

8 .       If the temperature of an object increases, what will the radiation emitted by it do? 

9 .       What are the three means by which energy is transferred in the atmosphere? 

10 .       Most of the energy transfer from the sun to Earth is a result of ________. 

11 .       Each hemisphere receives its strongest solar energy ________ and its weakest solar energy ________. 

12 .       The transfer of heat by the mixing of a fluid is called __________. 

13 .       Kinetic energy is known as __________. 

14 .       Which latitude would experience the fewest hours of daylight on Dec. 21?  

15 .       The astronomical beginning of spring occurs around this date in the Northern Hemisphere:  

16 .       At noon on June 21, the sun will be directly overhead at __________.  

17 .       Between Christmas and Valentine's Day in the Northern Hemisphere, the length of daylight ___________. 

18 .       At which temperature would the earth be radiating energy at the greatest rate or intensity? 

19 .       Energy transferred by electromagnetic waves is called __________. 

20 .       At a given point on Earth, beam depletion will be greatest at ________. 

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