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Which of these statements is true?
a) About half of the solar radiation that reaches Earth is absorbed by Earth's surface. b) About half of the solar radiation that reaches Earth is reflected by Earth's surface. c) About half of the solar radiation that reaches Earth is reflected by clouds and the atmosphere. d) About half of the solar radiation that reaches Earth is absorbed by clouds and the atmosphere.
Which layer of Earth's atmosphere contains a gas that absorbs ultraviolet radiation?
a) troposphere b) mesophere c) thermosphere d) stratosphere
Which is not an air pollutant?
a) smog b) oxygen c) ozone d) pollen
By which process does heat energy from Earth's surface get transferred to the air directly above it?
a) emission b) radiation c) convection d) conduction
What are the two most common gases in air?
a) nitrogen and oxygen b) oxygen and hydrogen c) argon and carbon dioxide d) oxygen and water vapor
How does heat energy get from Earth's surface to air?
a) emission b) radiation c) convection d) conduction
Most visible light that enters the atmosphere
a) is absorbed b) is reflected c) emits radiation d) passes though
How does the atmosphere keep Earth's surface warm?
a) Certain gases absorb and emit infrared radiation. b) Certain gases absorb and emit ultraviolet radiation. c) Ozone absorbs and emits infrared radiation. d) Clouds absorb and emit ultraviolet radiation.
Which of these statements is true?
a) Air density is the same at all altitudes b) Air is more dense at high altitudes. c) Air is less dense at high altitudes d) Air is less dense at low altitudes
Which has the greater effect on Earth's tides and why?
a) the Sun, because it is much larger than the Moon b) the Sun, because it is farther from Earth than the Moon c) the Moon, because it is much larger than the Earth d) the Moon, because it is closer to Earth than the Sun
Tidal ranges during a spring tide are
a) smaller than during a neap tide b) larger than during a neap tide c) not influenced by the tidal bulge d) not influenced by the moon
How do surface currents help distribute heat around the globe?
a) by carrying cold water to the poles b) by carrying cold water away from the equator c) by carrying warm water away from the equator d) by carrying warm water to the equator
Downwelling benefits animals in the deep ocean by carrying
a) the nutrients they need from the surface to greater depths b) the oxygen they need from the surface to greater depths c) the dense, warm water they need from the surface to greater depths d) the longshore currents they need from the surface to greater depths
What happens to the temperature of ocean water in the thermocline?
a) It remains cold year round. b) It increases in the sunlight. c) It drops fast with depth. d) It decreases in summer.
Water waves are often a transfer of
a) energy from moving air b) water molecules from moving air c) energy from the shore d) water molecules from the shore
The Moon has a greater effect on Earth's tides than the Sun because the Moon is
a) larger than Earth b) smaller than the Sun c) farther from Earth than the Sun d) closer to Earth than the Sun
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