Extended Response Questions for Test

Describe how the gas molecules in the atmosphere are heated by radiation and conduction.

 
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Describe how the gas molecules in the atmosphere are heated by radiation and conduction.
by Bryce Williams - Tuesday, 18 December 2012, 10:07 AM
 

The suns rays come down and heat the ground. The ground absorbs the heat. Then

the ground reradiates and heats the air by radiation. The gas molecules touching the

ground get the heat by conduction from the ground. p #40 and #34.

Bryce and Noah.

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Re: Describe how the gas molecules in the atmosphere are heated by radiation and conduction.
by Ben Gericke - Tuesday, 18 December 2012, 10:10 AM
 

What happens when the heat is absorbed?  Explain what reradiation and conduction mean.  It is easy to use the terms, but do you know what they mean...right now this would be a 2/4 answer.

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Re: Describe how the gas molecules in the atmosphere are heated by radiation and conduction.
by Bryce Williams - Tuesday, 18 December 2012, 7:28 PM
 

When the heat is absorbed the heat is in the ground. Conduction means heat transfer between molecules when contact is made.

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Re: Describe how the gas molecules in the atmosphere are heated by radiation and conduction.
by Ben Gericke - Tuesday, 18 December 2012, 8:32 PM
 

But what begins to happen to molecules in different earth materials when the absorb radiant energy?

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Re: Describe how the gas molecules in the atmosphere are heated by radiation and conduction.
by Bryce Williams - Wednesday, 19 December 2012, 10:00 AM
 

When the ground absorbs it the molecules become shakin

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Re: Describe how the gas molecules in the atmosphere are heated by radiation and conduction.
by Ben Gericke - Wednesday, 19 December 2012, 10:05 AM
 

or move faster...increased molecular motion=increased heat