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Less solar radiation reaches Earth's surface at higher latitudes, in part because it must pass through more of the atmosphere.

In what way does the atmosphere interfere with insolation?

A

Energy is reflected, absorbed, and scattered by atmospheric gases.

B

Energy can only be reflected by atmospheric gases.

C

Energy can be reflected or scattered by atmospheric gases, but absorption would increase insulation by Earth's surface.

D

Energy can only be reflected or refracted by atmospheric gases.

E

Energy is lost to space due to the additional time required to pass through more of Earth's atmosphere.

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