# Homework Help: FALSE OR TRUE problem about incoming and outgoing energy

1. Nov 3, 2015

### TheMathNoob

1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
At high latitudes, the incoming solar radiation is greater than outgoing terrestrial radiation:
False or true

2. Relevant equations

3. The attempt at a solution
I would say false because if that happened, high altitudes would be very warm and the north pole is not warm. I think that the amount of terrestrial radiation going out is greater than the amount of incoming solar radiation at high latitudes.

2. Nov 3, 2015

### Drakkith

Staff Emeritus
Does that mean that high latitudes are cooling off to a lower temperature than they are currently at?

3. Nov 3, 2015

Yes

4. Nov 3, 2015

### Drakkith

Staff Emeritus
Okay. So when does this cooling off stop?

5. Nov 3, 2015

### TheMathNoob

Yes, I am reading and I just noticed that this cooling off stops because of the heat transport by warm winds from low pressure zones to high pressure zones.