Earth's Atmosphere and Its Seasons
In the Lab: The Influence of Color on Albedo Worksheet

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Name:_____________________________________________________



  1. What average percentage of radiation is reflected or scattered?    _________________________%


  2. Surfaces that have high albedos warm more    slowly    or    quickly    (circle one)    than those with

    low albedos.


  3. On frame 349, which scene shows the surface with the higher albedo?  ___________________________________

    Why? _________________________________________________________________________________________

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  4. On frame 353, what is the starting temperature of the silver container?   ________________________

    and the black container?   ________________________


  5. On frame 354, after 5 minutes, what is the temperature of the silver container?  ________________________

    and the black container?  ________________________


  6. What does this experiment show you?

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