This question will be assessed according to how well you
demonstrate, in your answer, the following learning outcome: describe and analyse scientific information presented in a variety of ways
Using Figure 4.15,
identify the contributions to the energy balance
at the Earth’s surface. Then state the conditions under which the GMST (i)
would be inasteady state and (ii) would rise. (Guideline: up to 160 words.)
Advice on answering Question 3. This question asks you to use a word: ‘identify’, which
means to pick out or select. This question also asks you to use Figure 4.15. You should not include
the figure in your answer, but you should provide details of it within the
text using the format (Figure 4.15). These details should be
included in your word count.
Advice on answering Question 2. Process words used in this question are:
. ‘compare’, which means to look for and show any similarities and
differences between two or more items
. ‘calculate’, which means work out and show your working. Question 2 also asks you to ‘estimate’, which means to judge or roughly
calculate the number, value or quantity of an item.
Question 2 assesses your ability to read information from a graph or
chart, so look carefully at all the information provided before answering.