Do the annual variations in Earth-Sun distance adequately account for seasonal temperature changes? Explain.

Please answer the following questions:

 

  1. Do the annual variations in Earth-Sun distance adequately account for seasonal temperature changes?  Explain.

 

  1. Describe how latent heat is transferred from the Earth’s surface (land-ocean) to the atmosphere?

 

  1. Explain why the atmosphere is heated chiefly by radiation from the Earth’s surface rather than by direct solar radiation.

 

Rubric

 

o   Up to 3 points for complete, accurate, and on-points response for each question.

o   One point for proper spelling and grammar.

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