Objectives:
Define the term insolation.
Differentiate betwee long-wave and short-wave radiation emitted from the sun.
Identify all the pathways insolation can take when it strikes the Earth's atmosphere.
Explain what happens to insolation when it strikes the Earth's surface.
Describe how water and land differ in their ability to absorb and release heat.
Explain the relationship between the intensity of insolation and the angle at which it strikes the Earth's surface.
Describe the relationship between the intensity and angle of insolation and latitude location on the Earth's surface.
Explain what causes the duration of insolation striking the Earth's surface to change throughout the year.
Identify four ways by which the atmosphere is heated.


Key Terms:
Insolation
Short-wave radiation
Long-wave radiation
Albedo
Heat capacity
Reradiate
Angle of insolation
Duration
Terrestrial radiation
Latent heat of condensation

Assignments & Lecture Notes:

Lecture Notes -

Electromagnetic Spectrum -

Lab 15A -

Lab 15B -

Lab 15C -

Lab 15D -

RETURN