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METR 112 San Jose State University Meteorology and Water Surface QuestionsCourse

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METR 112 San Jose State University Meteorology and Water Surface QuestionsCourse

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San Jose State UniversityDepartment

METR

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Each question is worth 2 points (10 points total for this activity).

1. Assuming distance to the sun is the only factor in determining the surface temperature of a planet. If we have three planets, Planet_A, Earth, and Planet_B. Assuming they are the same, except that Planet_A is closer to the Sun and Planet_B is further away from the Sun. Will Planet A and Planet B’s surface temperature be hotter or colder than the Earth? Please briefly explain why.

2. a) What is the albedo?

b) Snow and ice have higher or lower albedo than water?

c) Please list two landuse types that have high albedo and two landuse types that have low albedo (note Lecture #5, page 7 has a figure about albedo of typical landuses)

3. (a) On a hot summer day, which T-shirt will help to keep you a little bit cooler, a white one or a black one, assuming they only differ in color.

(b) If same amount of solar energy reach to both snow-covered surface and water surface, which one will absorb more incoming sun light? Why?

4. (a)What is the heat content?

(b) which one has the higher heat content, metal or water?

(c) when you cook, which one heats up faster, an empty pan or a pan filled with water? Please briefly explain why.

5. a) Give three examples of greenhouse gases.

b) What greenhouse gases do in the air?

c) If we emit more greenhouse gases into the atmosphere, what will happen to the Earth temperature?

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