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Most of the energy that heats Eath's atmosphere is
a) visible light b) ultraviolent light c) blue light d) infrared radiation
Heat from the sun reaches you by
a) conduction b) light emission c) convection d) radiation
Winds are caused by differences in
a) precipitation b) humidity c) air pressure d) turbulence
Earth's rotation makes global winds curve. This is called the
a) convection current b) global effect c) Coriolis effect d) rotational effect
Two conditions are required for cloud formation: cooling of the air and
a) the absorption of infrared energy b) the unequal heating of Earth's surface c) the presence of particles in the air d) the influence of the Coriolis effect
Large clouds that often produce thunderstorms are called
a) stratus clouds b) cumulonimbus couds c) cirrus clouds d) nimbostratus cloud
Layered clouds that often cover much of the sky and are a dull gray color are
a) stratus cloud b) cumulonimbus clouds c) cirrus clouds d) cumulus clouds
When the temperature of the air decreases, the rate of evaporation
a) increases b) varies c) stays the same d) decreases
Clouds form when water vapor in the air condenses as
a) the air is heated b) the air is cooled c) snow falls d) the air is superheated
Which of the following is NOT a characteristic of a high-pressure system?
a) sinking air b) dense air c) fair weather d) thunderstorms
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