Extended Response Questions for Test

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

 
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1.Describe how the gas molecules in the atmosphere are heated by radiation and conduction.
by Kendall Lovejoy - Tuesday, 18 December 2012, 1:22 PM
 

Revised Version

 

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Through conduction the atmosphere is heated up from the earth. The radiant energy that

is stored in the earth conducts to a mass of air and warms the gas molecules up.They expand

and move faster.

Radiation also plays a big part in heating the atmosphere. Radiant energy from the sun travels

through space in waves to heat the gas molecules in the atmosphere.

The mass of air that got its heat through conduction, rises, and then reradiates the heat to

other masses of air up in the atmosphere. These molecules also expand and move faster creating

a warmer atmosphere.

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Re: 1.Describe how the gas molecules in the atmosphere are heated by radiation and conduction.
by Ben Gericke - Tuesday, 18 December 2012, 1:18 PM
 

3/4...pretty good answer.......describe the energy transfers a little more that you discussed...how are molecules reacting?