Balancing the Global Radiation Budget


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What is solar incident energy?

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1. What is earth emitted energy?

2. What is solar reflected energy?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The global radiation budget is tallied by looking at the amount of radiation that reaches the Earth and the amount of radiation that leaves the Earth, and this quiz/worksheet pairing will assess your understanding of the global radiation budget. The questions in the quiz will have you define many key components of the global radiation budget.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this quiz, you will be tested on the definitions of:

  • Solar reflected energy
  • Greenhouse effect
  • Earth emitted energy
  • Solar incident energy

Skills Practiced

The assessment and worksheet have been written to help you develop the following skills:

  • Making connections - use your understanding of the concept of budgeting to understand how to calculate the global radiation budget
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about solar reflected energy and earth emitted energy in a different light
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the greenhouse effect and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have acquired about the need for a balanced global radiation budget

Additional Learning

Learn more about this topic by reviewing the accompanying lesson called Balancing the Global Radiation Budget. The lesson is designed to meet the following objectives:

  • Understand how to calculate the global radiation budget
  • Differentiate between solar reflected energy and earth emitted energy
  • Define the greenhouse effect and learn why it is necessary for human survival
  • Know how solar incident energy is measured