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How much energy radiated by the sun reaches Earth?
a) about 80% b) about 50% c) about 2 billionths d) about one one-hundredth
Energy transferred as electromagnetic waves is called...
a) thermal conduction b) radiation c) convection d) convection current
Energy transferred as heat directly through a material is called...
a) thermal conduction b) radiation c) convection d) convection current
Thermal energy transferred by circulation of a liquid or gas is called...
a) thermal conduction b) radiation c) convection d) convection current
The process by which gases in the atmosphere absorb thermal energy and radiates it back to earth is called...
a) the thermal effect b) the greenhouse effect c) global warming d) radiation balance
One reason for global warming may be...
a) decreasing global gases b) increasing global gases c) increasing greenhouse gases d) decreasing greenhouse gases
You go outside and feel the heat from the sun on your face. This is an example of which type of heat transfer?
a) convection b) conduction c) radiation d) temperature
Warm air rising and cool air falling within our atmosphere is an example of which type of heat transfer?
a) convection b) conduction c) radiation d) temperature
We live in the _______ which is where weather occurs as well.
a) stratosphere b) thermosphere c) mesosphere d) troposphere
Most solar energy that reaches Earth's atmosphere is...
a) absorbed by Earth's surface. b) reflected by Earth's surface. c) scattered by clouds d) absorbed by clouds, ozone and gases.
The _______ is the highest layer of the atmosphere. Temperatures can reach 1,000 degrees Celsius.
a) stratopshere b) thermosphere c) mesosphere d) troposphere
Why is air pressure greatest at Earth's surface?
a) because of the pressure of oxygen b) because gravity pulls gas molecules toward the surface c) because of the weight of ice crystals d) because of pollution
How much of Earth's atmosphere is oxygen?
a) 21% b) 78% c) 35% d) 50%
Meteors burn up in the ______, which is also the middle layer of the atmosphere.
a) stratosphere b) thermosphere c) mesosphere d) troposphere
Air temperature changes as altitude increases because of...
a) gases that absorb solar energy b) gravity's pull on oxygen c) air pollution d) air pressure
What is the atmosphere?
a) oxygen b) carbon dioxide c) a mixture of gases d) water vapor
The air we breathe is mostly made of...
a) oxygen b) carbon dioxide c) ozone d) nitrogen
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