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Test: Solar Radiation, Heat Balance And Temperature - Question 1

Higher latitudes are not permanently frozen because of

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There is a surplus of net radiation balance between 40 degrees north and south and the regions near the poles have a deficit. The surplus heat energy from the tropics is redistributed pole wards and as a result the tropics do not get progressively heated up due to the accumulation of excess heat or the high latitudes get permanently frozen due to excess deficit.

Test: Solar Radiation, Heat Balance And Temperature - Question 2

The heat energy absorbed by a known area in a fixed time is determined with the help of an instrument called

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The effects of absorption by the atmosphere are eliminated by finding the value of the solar constant at various altitudes of the sun on the same day.

Test: Solar Radiation, Heat Balance And Temperature - Question 3

The earth radiates energy to the atmosphere in:

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This energy heats up the atmosphere from below.

Test: Solar Radiation, Heat Balance And Temperature - Question 4

In which one of the following cities, are the days the longest in Summar?

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In summer (March to September), in the northern hemisphere, as we move northwards, the length of the day increases. But in winter (September to March) the length of the night increases as we move northwards. since Chandigarh is northernmost among the options

Test: Solar Radiation, Heat Balance And Temperature - Question 5

Insolation refers to ________

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The energy received by the earth is known as incoming solar radiation, which in short is termed as insolation.

Test: Solar Radiation, Heat Balance And Temperature - Question 6

The envelop of the air is called _________

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Atmosphere is a mixture of different gases and it envelopes the earth all round. It contains life-giving gases like oxygen for humans and animals and carbon dioxide for plants.

Test: Solar Radiation, Heat Balance And Temperature - Question 7

Differences in pressure on the earth surface causes:

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Pressure differences cause winds.

Test: Solar Radiation, Heat Balance And Temperature - Question 8

The sun is vertically over head at noon on 21st June at

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The sun can be directly overhead on June 21st when it is at the Tropic of Cancer, which is 23.5 degrees north of the equator. Similarly, the sun is only directly overhead at the winters solstice for locations on the Tropic of Capricorn, 23.5 degrees south of the equator. On the euqinoxes, both spring and autumn, the sun is only directly overhead at the equator.

Test: Solar Radiation, Heat Balance And Temperature - Question 9

Maximum insolation is received over the ____________

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Sub-tropical deserts receive maximum amount of insolation because cloudiness is the least there.

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What is Isotherm?

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Isotherms are the lines joining places of equal temperature.

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