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The atmosphere is divided into four layers. Which layer constitutes most of the total mass of the atmosphere?
a) the mesosphere b) the stratosphere c) the thermosphere d) the troposphere
The atmosphere is divided into four layers. In which layer of the atmosphere do humans live?
a) the mesosphere b) the stratosphere c) the thermosphere d) the troposphere
Which is the correct sequence for temperature as you move upward in the atmosphere?
a) decrease, decrease, increase, increase b) increase, decrease, increase, decrease c) decrease, increase, decrease, increase d) increase, decrease, decrease, increase
Which three factors most directly affect surface currents in the oceans?
a) dissolved solids, dissolved gases, and the sun’s energy b) upwelling, convection, and the sun’s energy c) deep currents, convection currents, and surface winds d) surface winds, the Coriolis effect, and continental deflection
What is the source of the energy for ocean surface currents?
a) the sun b) nutrients c) upwelling d) convection
Which two factors are responsible for the formation of deep currents?
a) the salinity of water and the temperature of water b) the Coriolis effect and the wind c) upwelling and the dissolved solids in water d) continental deflection and convection
What causes convection currents to form in the oceans?
a) surface winds b) the Coriolis effect c) differences in water density d) continental deflection
When upwelling takes place, which of the following happens?
a) The number of coastal birds increases. b) The number of fish near the bottom increases. c) The number of bacteria on the ocean floor increases. d) The number of phytoplankton near the surface increases
Which of the following most correctly describes the sequence that produces movement of ocean water?
a) the sun ® wind in the atmosphere ® surface currents in the ocean b) the sun ® deep currents in the ocean ® upwelling in the ocean c) the sun ® wind in the atmosphere ® convection currents in the ocean d) the sun ® surface currents in the ocean ® upwelling in the ocean
Which of the following statements describes how ocean surface currents move?
a) To the right in the Northern Hemisphere b) To the right in the Southern Hemisphere c) Vertically in the Northern Hemisphere d) Vertically in the Southern Hemisphere
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