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Thermal energy transferred by circulation of a liquid or gas is called
a) absorption b) radiation c) convection d) thermal conduction
Why is air pressure greatest at the Earth's surface?
a) because of the pressure of oxygen b) because of pollution c) because of the weight of ice crystals d) because gravity pulls gas molecules toward the surface
Local winds are produced by
a) global winds b) local farms and ranches c) local geographic features causing temperature differences d) global geographic features causing temperature differences
Most solar energy that reaches Earth's atmosphere is
a) reflected by Earth's surface. b) absorbed by Earth's surface. c) scattered by clouds. d) absorbed by clouds, ozone, and gases.
The bottom layer of the atmosphere, where almost all weather occurs, is the
a) thermosphere b) troposphere c) mesosphere d) stratosphere
The winds that blow from 30 degrees latitude in both hemispheres toward the equator are called
a) prevailing westerlies b) polar easterlies c) trade winds d) the doldrums
What causes wind?
a) differences in air pressure b) differences in gravity c) differences in oxygen d) differences in the thermosphere
When is a land breeze most likely to occur?
a) during the night when the air above the land is warmer thatn the air above the sea b) during the night when the surface of the land cools faster than the sea c) during the day when the land heats faster than the surface of the sea d) during the day when the sea is as warm as the land
Global winds that blow from west to east are called
a) polar easterlies b) trade winds c) mountain breezes d) westerllies
What causes differences in air pressure around the Earth?
a) Warm air rises at the equator, and cold air rises at the poles. b) Cold air rises at the equator, and warm air sinks at the poles. c) Warm air rises at the equator, and cold air sinks at the poles. d) Warm air sinks at the equator, and cold air rises a the poles.
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