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Where does the greatest amount of daily weather change take place?
a) troposphere
b) tropopause
c) stratopause
d) stratosphere

Which source provides the most energy for atmospheric weather changes?
a) radiation from the Sun
b) radioactivity from Earth's interior
c) heat stored in ocean water
d) heat stored in polar ice caps

The transfer of heat energy within the troposphere occurs primarily by
a) convection
b) insolation
c) conduction
d) radiation

As a mass of air rises in the troposphere its temperature will usually
a) decrease due to expansion
b) decrease due to compression
c) increase due to expansion
d) increase due to compression

At sea level, as the temperature of the atmosphere decreases, the air pressure usually
a) increases
b) decreases
c) stays the same
d) has a direct relationship with the temperature

If the air humidity increases and the temperature remains the same, the air pressure will
a) decrease
b) increase
c) remain the same
d) rise

As a parcel of air increases in altitude, its pressure will
a) decrease
b) increase
c) remain the same
d) increase and then decrease

As the pressure gradient increases, the wind velocity
a) increases
b) decreases
c) remains the same
d) will change direction

The weather element determined by an anemometer is
a) wind velocity
b) pressure
c) humidity
d) visibility

Winds blow from regions of
a) high air pressure to regions of low air pressure
b) high temperature to regions of low temperature
c) low temperature to regions of high temperature
d) low air pressure to regions of high air pressure

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