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The Earth's Energy Budget
The way the Earth interacts with the sun's energy can be displayed in a diagram called the _________Earth's energy budgetglobe warmingscheduleEarth's flow chart. It displays the sun's energy that reaches us and how much of that energy is _________goingabsorbed and reflecteddestroyedwasted by the earth and its atmosphere. Solar energy reaches earth as _________Supermana gaselectromagnetic radiationquickly as possible. Once the energy reaches earth, some of it is absorbed by the atmosphere, including _________lakesmountainspeopleclouds. Some of it makes it to the earth's surface, and is absorbed by land and oceans. The amount of energy absorbed affects _________tidestemperaturenothingfishing. The energy that is not absorbed by the earth or its atmosphere is _________cooledtossedreflectedinjected back out to space in the same wavelengths in which it came to earth.
On average, the amount of energy coming in is equal to the amount of energy going out. So, we say the earth's energy budget is _________sporadicout of whackboringbalanced. If more energy was coming in than was going out, the earth's temperature would _________increasedecreaseremain constantgo up and down. On the other hand, if too much energy is reflected, and not absorbed, we'd see a _________jumpriseincreasedecrease in the earth's temperatures.
Of all of the sun's energy that _________misseshitspassesheats the Earth, about 70% is absorbed by the land, ocean, atmosphere and _________moondirtairclouds and about 30% is reflected back into space. Which of the four _________line graphspie chartsbar graphsscatter plots correctly shows this relationship?
Pie chart _________ABCD shows that _________20%30%50%70% of the sun's energy is reflected by the Earth and 70% is absorbed by the Earth.
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