Sci. Oly. Meteorology Quiz #3

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Sci. Oly. Meteorology Quiz #3

---Meteorology - Topic C - "Albedo, long and shortwave radiation. " "Solar Weather, insolation, solar output, sunspots, solar maximum and solar minimums" "Daily and annual maximum and minimum temperatures. "


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Albedo - What is it?
    • A. 

      The fraction of energy that is reflected back to space from something.

    • B. 

      The amount of long and shortwave radiation in an area.

    • C. 

      The balancing of long and shortwave radiation in an area.

    • D. 

      The balancing of energy that is in an area.

  • 2. 
    What is a good example of a low albedo thing here?
    • A. 

      Sand

    • B. 

      Snow

    • C. 

      Rain forest

    • D. 

      High clouds

  • 3. 
    What would be a good high albedo thing?
    • A. 

      Forest

    • B. 

      Ice

    • C. 

      Freshwater

    • D. 

      Ocean

  • 4. 
    What is the daisy world model?b
    • A. 

      The Daisy World Model is a model of a fictional world of several continents containing black and white daisies that reflect short and long wave radiation.

    • B. 

      It is an area in Canada that has been planted in several areas with black and white daises, and then they use equipment to detect the short/longwave radiation

    • C. 

      Its a 3d 'globe' model that displays white daisies that display what happens with long and short wave radiation.

    • D. 

      Its an idea made up by a certain scientist of what the world would look like if half of it was covered with white daisies, the other half black daises, and what would happen with short and long wave radiation.

  • 5. 
    Space weather is the concept of changing environmental conditions in near-Earth space
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    A sunspot is a black spot on the sun that is extremely hot, hotter than the sun itself.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    Solar maximum is when the greatest solar activity happens in space.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    Solar wind occurs when solar maximums occur.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    Solar minimum is when the least solar activity occurs.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    In a solar minimum, sunspot and solar flare activity diminishes.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    Solar Minimum temperatures / Solar Maximum Temperatures
    • A. 

      Cold / cold

    • B. 

      Warm / warm

    • C. 

      Cold / warm

    • D. 

      Warm / cold

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