Weathering And Climate Game 1: Question Preview (ID: 5828)


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Which answer best describes earths atmosphere?
a) mostly oxygen with about 21% nitrogen b) mostly nitrogen with about 21% oxygen c) mostly carbon dioxide with about 21% oxygen d) mostly nitrogen with about 21% carbon dioxide
What causes differences in air temperatures at different altitudes?
a) mainly the way air radiates solar energy b) mainly the way gases radiate light c) mainly the way gases absorb solar energy d) mainly the way moisture moves through the atmosphere
What are the two highest layers of the atmosphere?
a) trosphere, mesosphere b) thermosphere, mesosphere c) stratosphere, thermosphere d) troposphere, stratosphere
Auroras are caused by electrically charged particles in the
a) mesophere b) troposphere c) hemisphere d) ionosphere
How much energy radiated by the sun reaches Earth?
a) about 80% b) about 50% c) about two-billionths d) about one one-hundredth
Energy transfered as electromagnetic waves is called
a) thermal conduction b) radiation c) convection d) convection current
Energy transferred as electromagnetic waves 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 radiate it back to earth is called
a) the thermal effect b) the greenhouse effect c) global warming d) radiation balance
When the amount of energy received from the sun and the amount of energy returned to space are about equal, it is called
a) seasonal equality b) radiation balance c) solar reradiation d) global warming
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