Terms & Definitions - Module 16
Match the following definitions (or descriptions) to the terms listed below them.

  1. Electromagnitic waves transfer heat energy from one object to another.
    1. Conduction
    2. Convection
    3. Radiation
    4. Newton's law of cooling
    5. Greenhouse effect
    6. Solar constant
    7. Solar power

  2. Molecular or electron collisions transfer heat energy from one object to another.
    1. Conduction
    2. Convection
    3. Radiation
    4. Newton's law of cooling
    5. Greenhouse effect
    6. Solar constant
    7. Solar power

  3. A hot object experiences heat loss at a rate that is proportional to the difference in temperature between the object and its sourroundings.
    1. Conduction
    2. Convection
    3. Radiation
    4. Newton's law of cooling
    5. Greenhouse effect
    6. Solar constant
    7. Solar power

  4. Movement of currents of liquid or gas transfer heat energy from one location to another.
    1. Conduction
    2. Convection
    3. Radiation
    4. Newton's law of cooling
    5. Greenhouse effect
    6. Solar constant
    7. Solar power

  5. The amount of energy per unit time received from the sun.
    1. Conduction
    2. Convection
    3. Radiation
    4. Newton's law of cooling
    5. Greenhouse effect
    6. Solar constant
    7. Solar power

  6. The amount of heat energy received from the sun at the top of the Earth's atmosphere, per unit area.
    1. Conduction
    2. Convection
    3. Radiation
    4. Newton's law of cooling
    5. Greenhouse effect
    6. Solar constant
    7. Solar power

  7. Short wavelength solar radiation heats the earth, and is re-radiated as longer-wavelength radiation, which is unable to easily escape the Earth's atmosphere.
    1. Conduction
    2. Convection
    3. Radiation
    4. Newton's law of cooling
    5. Greenhouse effect
    6. Solar constant
    7. Solar power


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