Earth's Dynamic Atmosphere

Earth's weather and climate are directly associated with the amount and angle of incoming solar
radiation. In particular, the angle of incoming solar radiation is constantly changing due to Earth's wobbling,
or tilting, on its axis. This is called Earth's
A. realignment of the axis.
B. orientational tilt.
C. inclination of the axis.
D. reorientation.

my answer is b.

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  1. The statement is untrue. It is only true for a particular latitude on Earth. The angle and amount of incoming solar radiation does vary annually by latitude, due to the inclination of the rotational axis measure to the plane of the orbit.
    The Wobbbling is called precession, but its period is about 23 thousand years, so we normally dont notice climate change in our lifetime due to precession.
    Answers A and D or out. So between B and C, I would recommend you check your text, so many texts these days are written by poorly educated text writers. Answer C is would be a good answer. Answer B is not a widely recognized term, however, your text may define it, as the inclination and movement in the orbit does cause orientation changes.

  2. Thanks for clarification.

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