Solar Radiation Transfer: Absorption, Reflection & Scattering


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Which of the following does NOT happen to incoming solar radiation?

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1. How do we describe how reflective a material is?

2. Which of the following is NOT a greenhouse gas?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will test your understanding of solar radiation transfer and how the process happens.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you will discover what you know about the following:

  • What does and does not happen to incoming solar radiation
  • Describing how reflective a material can be
  • Greenhouse gases
  • Atmospheric gases
  • Light scattering in the atmosphere

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding what happens during the solar radiation transfer process
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about reflectivity and radiation
  • Interpreting information - verify you can read information regarding types of gases and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

Keep learning about solar radiation and the Earth by reviewing the lesson called Solar Radiation Transfer: Reflection, Absorption & Scattering. The lesson will cover the following areas:

  • The benefits of solar radiation
  • When scattering occurs
  • The role of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere