Theoretical vs. Actual Temperature in our Solar System

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The fraction of light that's reflected by a body is known as:

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1. You'd expect that snow has a ___albedo than ___~:

2. The brightness of solar radiation changes by an amount equal to the solar constant divided by the ___from the sun in astronomical units

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz uses key concepts to compare and contrast the reading of planetary and celestial temperatures. Use the worksheet to gain further understanding.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on the concepts and definitions of:

  • The fraction of light reflected by a body
  • Solar energy hitting Earth's atmosphere
  • Rate of absorption and reflection

Skills Practiced

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about distance from a solar energy heat source in a different way
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the rate of energy emission and absorption
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the fraction of light an object reflects

Additional Learning

To learn more about theoretical and actual temperatures, review the accompanying lesson called Theoretical vs. Actual Temperature in our Solar System. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Defining absorbed and reflected energy
  • Calculating the change of solar radiation brightness
  • Defining the constant rate of absorption and emission
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