Albedo And Greenhouse Effect Quiz

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Albedo And Greenhouse Effect Quiz

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What would you expect to be the albedo of a sheet of white paper?
    • A. 

      1.0

    • B. 

      0.8

    • C. 

      0.6

    • D. 

      0.4

    • E. 

      0.2

  • 2. 
    If the average temperature on the earth were to increase, what would you expect to happen to the average value of the albedo?
    • A. 

      Increase

    • B. 

      Stay the same

    • C. 

      Decrease

    • D. 

      Cannot say without further information

  • 3. 
    When radiation first reaches earth from the sun, why is it not absorbed by the greenhouse gasses BEFORE it reaches the earth?
    • A. 

      The temperature in the atmosphere is too low

    • B. 

      The temperature in the atmosphere is too high

    • C. 

      The radiation from the sun consists of radiation mostly with the wrong wavelength

    • D. 

      The radiation comes in through a gap in the ozone layer

  • 4. 
    Which of the following is NOT greenhouse gas
    • A. 

      Water

    • B. 

      Carbon dioxide

    • C. 

      Nitrous oxide

    • D. 

      Methane

    • E. 

      CFC

  • 5. 
    What is wrong with the following statement, "The radiation from the sun consists of all parts of the EM spectrum and this passes down through the atmosphere, hits the earth and is reflected in the infrared region only"
  • 6. 
    What is the molecular process by which the greenhouse gas molecules absorb the infra red radiation?
  • 7. 
    Explain why only infra red radiation from the earth is absorbed by the greenhouse gases.
  • 8. 
    Which green house gas in the atmosphere is actually responsible for absorbing the most infra red radiation
    • A. 

      Water

    • B. 

      Carbon dioxide

    • C. 

      Methane

    • D. 

      Nitrous oxide

  • 9. 
    Which part of this topic did you not understand, or would like me to review in class?
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