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Still would feel cold
Radiosondes are released from the inflation building and move up through the atmosphere (20 miles) sending back weather information along the way.
The balloon with the radiosonde is launched twice daily...at 11z and 23z (GMT)...unless otherwise necessary.
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Capped Bottle eventually collapsed. WHY?????
- Air inside that bottle cooled off
- Cooling takes place because the atoms inside the bottle loose energy as they collide with the bottle side that is exposed to the cooler surrounding air.
But why did it collapse…
- As atoms loose energy…their velocity decreases resulting in a decrease of pressure in the bottle.
- Since the pressure inside the bottle is less than outside…the bottle is crushed.
The uncapped bottle remains unchanged. WHY??
As air cools inside the bottle, outside air moves into the bottle to equalize the pressure on both sides.
The greenhouse effect is the rise in temperature that the Earth experiences because certain gases in the atmosphere (water vapor, carbon dioxide, nitrous oxide, and methane, for example) trap energy from the sun. Without these gases, heat would escape back into space and Earth’s average temperature would be about 60ºF colder. Because of how they warm our world, these gases are referred to as greenhouse gases.
Prevents heat loss mainly from convection (air movement carrying away the heat)
A sunburn is caused by which method of heat transfer:
D.) Visible Light
The layer of the atmosphere where most of the world’s weather occurs is:
At night, temperatures will normally be cooler under cloudy skies than under clear skies.
The brief cloud that forms when you exhale on a cold winter day was formed because of:
The hydrologic cycle is:
A.) Convection, conduction, condensation, Radiation
B.) Rain, Sunshine, Condensation, Flood
C.) Evaporation, Transpiration, Condensation, Precipitation, Runoff
If you feel the heat in the handle of a cooking pot, that heat was transferred to the handle by:
It is _____ to breath on top of a mountain than at sea level because there are ______ oxygen molecules at the summit.
A.) easier / more
B.) harder / more
C.) easier / less
D.) harder / less
Answer: harder / less