Gallery Walk Questions on Earth's Radiation Balance
created by Mark Francek, Central Michigan University
The higher an object's temperature, the ________ the wavelength of the radiation it emits.
Draw a diagram illustrating the most important part of the earth's radiation balance.
Using examples other than those mentioned in class, show how you daily experience conduction, convection, latent heat, radiation, and advection.
What evidence can you find that there are energy exchanges between the atmosphere, lithosphere, hydrosphere, and biosphere?
Write a minimum four verse poem to show that you have an understanding of the electromagnetic spectrum.
1. Choose a movie other than Predator or Titanic. Do you agree with the way heat or energy are portrayed? Justify your answer.
2. Consider these two environments: Antarctic ice sheet and Atlanta, Georgia. Debate the importance of these variables a) incoming solar radiation b) scattering, refraction, c) albedo (reflectivity), d) conduction, e) convection and advection for each site.
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