Physical Geography

Geography
All places lying on 66.5*N Latitude are said to be lying on?
The Arctic Circle
By what  means is energy transferred across the vacuum of space from the sun the earth?
Electromagnetic radiation

On the elliptical orbit of the earth, the point of greatest distance between the Earth and the Sun is:

Aphelion

On what date(s) will the sun be directly overhead at noon in Kampala, Uganda (0 degrees [zero degrees])?

March 21st and September 21st

On what date(s) will the sun be directly overhead at noon in Alice Springs, Australia (23.5 degrees S)?

December 21st

On what date(s) will the sun be directly overhead at noon in Fort Yukon, Alaska (66.5 degrees N)?

Never

What will be the Zenith angle at noon in Gainesville, Florida (29.63 degrees N latitude) on June 21?

6.13

What will be the Zenith angle at noon in Buenos Aires, Argentina (34.5 degrees S latitude) on December 21?

11

What will be the Zenith angle at noon in Bombay, India (19 degrees N latitude) on March 21?

19

How many hours of day light will be experienced at Murmansk, Russia (69 degrees N) on December 21?

0 hours

How many hours of day light will be experienced at Banda Atjeh, Indonesia (5.5 degrees N latitude) on March 21?

12 hours

The energy transferred by means of vertical mass motions of a medium is termed:

Convection

 What happens to the value of atmospheric pressure as elevation increases from earth’s surface?

It decreases in a non-linear fashion
Name the wavelengths from shortest to longest
Gamma rays, X-rays, UV Rays, Near Infrared, Infrared, Microwaves, Radio/TV

What percentage of total insolation is reached on the earth’s surface?

49

On which day of the year will the sun be directly overhead, at noon, at Mubairik, Saudi Arabia (23.5 degrees N latitude)?

June 21

Which of the following names is associated with the calculation of the Incoming Solar Radiation?

Langley

Which of the following gasses is the most abundant in the earth’s atmosphere?

Nitrogen

On which date is the Subsolar Point located at the Antarctic Pole?

Never

What is the approximate angle of tilt of the earth’s axis of rotation during Equinoxes?

23.5

At which type of wavelength does the earth emit most of its energy back to space?

Thermal Infrared

As the Incoming Solar Radiation travels from the top of the atmosphere to the earth’s surface, part of the radiation is scattered, which means:

There is no change in the direction of the radiation

Which of the following terms refers to the time of the year when the lengths of nights and days are equal at all points on the earth?

Equinoxes

When we talk about Albedo of the earth, it means:

It is the intrinsic reflective quality of the earth when receiving the electromagnetic radiation.

All places lying at 23.5 degrees S latitude are said to be on:

Tropic of Capricorn

March and September

 

Z at noon (Lat)
Summer (Jun in North, Dec in S)
Z at noon minus absolute value of the (Lat-23.5)
Winter (Dec in N, Jun in S)
Z at noon minus (Lat plus 23.5)

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