The Solar Constant & Inverse Square Law in Weather

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Which of the following is NOT a variable that affects solar irradiance?

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1. Which of the following solar panels would receive the MOST solar energy?

2. What kind of relationship do solar energy output and distance from the Sun have to each other?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use these study resources to determine your knowledge of the Solar Constant and the Inverse Square Law. Topics on the quiz include variables that affect solar irradiance and solar panels.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Make use of this worksheet and quiz to:

  • Explain the relationship between solar energy output and distance from the Sun
  • Assess how the Sun emits energy
  • Understand why the Sun's energy remains inside the Earth's atmosphere

Skills Practiced

Practice the following study skills via the worksheet and quiz:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the Solar Constant and the Inverse Square Law
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of solar energy output and how it is connected to the distance from the Sun
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can review information regarding solar irradiance and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding how the Sun emits energy

Additional Learning

Use the lesson named The Solar Constant & Inverse Square Law in Weather to learn more about this area of study. The lesson will help you reach the following study objectives:

  • Explain constant energy
  • Define solar constant
  • Explain irradiance
  • Assess the inside of the atmosphere
  • Understand absorption
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