Item CL130002: A change in the amount of energy transferred from the sun to a town can explain the decrease in air temperature in the town in August if the amount of energy transferred to the town from the sun becomes smaller than the amount of energy being transferred away from the town.

The average daily temperature at a town begins to decrease in August. Could a change in the amount of energy transferred from the sun to the town explain the decrease in air temperature?

  1. Yes, the amount of energy transferred to the town from the sun begins to decrease in August, which makes the air temperature at the town decrease.
  2. Yes, but only if the amount of energy transferred to the town from the sun becomes smaller than the amount of energy being transferred away from the town.
  3. No, the amount of energy stored in the ground at the town must be starting to decrease, and this causes the temperature of the air above it to decrease.
  4. No, a change in the amount of energy transferred to the town has no effect on the air temperature at the town.