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FALSE OR TRUE problem about incoming and outgoing energy

  1. Nov 3, 2015 #1
    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

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    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.
     
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  3. Nov 3, 2015 #2

    Drakkith

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    Does that mean that high latitudes are cooling off to a lower temperature than they are currently at?
     
  4. Nov 3, 2015 #3
    Yes
     
  5. Nov 3, 2015 #4

    Drakkith

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    Okay. So when does this cooling off stop?
     
  6. Nov 3, 2015 #5
    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.
     
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