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The jet stream lies between which two layers of the Earth's Atmosphere?
a) thermosphere and ionosphere b) mesosphere and thermosphere c) troposphere and stratosphere d) stratosphere and mesosphere
Which best explains the Earth's greenhouse effect?
a) The ozone layer reflects ultraviolet radiation b) air prevents heat from leaving the Earth c) clouds prevent sunlight from reaching the Earth d) green plants use sunlight to produce food
Which is the term given to the available incoming solar radiation?
a) reflection b) insolation c) reradiation d) absorption
Which layer of the atmsophere would you be in at 40,000 feet
a) troposphere b) stratosphere c) ozonosphere d) chemosphere
Which region of the electromagnetic spectrum is responsible for causing sunburns?
a) ultraviolet b) infrared c) visible d) invisible
Which element in chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) is responsible for destroying the Earth's ozone layer
a) oxygen b) flourine c) chlorine d) bromine
The air around a high pressure area circulates
a) clockwise in the Northern Hemisphere b) counterclockwise in the Northern Hemisphere c) clockwise in the Southern Hemisphere d) In either direction regardless of hemisphere
On which of the following does the capacity of kilogram of air for holding water depend?
a) the air pressure b) the air temperature c) the dust content of the air d) the ions in the air
In which part of the atmosphere do satellites orbit so that football games can be broadcast live?
a) the ionosphere b) the exosphere c) the troposphere d) the mesosphere
In which layer of the atmosphere does weather occur?
a) thermosphere b) mesosphere c) stratosphere d) troposphere
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