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In which layer of Earth’s atmosphere does the temperature decrease as altitude increases?
a) stratosphere b) mesosphere c) thermosphere d) terrasphere
In which layer of the atmosphere does the weather occur?
a) troposphere b) stratosphere c) mesosphere d) thermosphere
Which layer of the atmosphere has the highest temperatures?
a) troposphere b) stratosphere c) mesosphere d) thermosphere
What happens to the temperature in the mesosphere as the altitude increases?
a) As altitude increases, the temperature increases. b) As altitude increases, the temperature remains the same. c) As altitude increases, the temperature decreases. d) There is no relationship between altitude and temperature.
Which of the following is true about air pressure in the atmosphere?
a) Air pressure decreases as you travel up through the layers of the atmosphere. b) Air pressure increases as you travel up through the layers of the atmosphere. c) Air pressure does not change with changes in altitude. d) Air pressure goes up and down with changes in temperature.
What is the most abundant gas in the atmosphere?
a) nitrogen b) oxygen c) carbon dioxide d) ozone
What happens to water vapor when it cools and rises?
a) It continues to travel upward into the stratosphere. b) It condenses to form clouds. c) It becomes run-off. d) It travels back to Earth as icy precipitation.
Plants release water vapor into the atmosphere in a process called
a) groundwater flow. b) precipitation. c) condensation. d) transpiration.
Sea breezes occur during the day because
a) water heats up more quickly than the land. b) winds blow from the land toward the sea. c) land is cooler than the water. d) water heats up more slowly than the land.
The uneven heating of the Earth creates large convection currents. These convection currents are responsible for all of the following except...
a) global winds. b) surface ocean currents. c) precipitation. d) movement of weather systems.
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