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Low, layered gray clouds that produce light precipitation are what type of clouds?
a) cumulus
b) stratus
c) cirrus
d) nimbus

The process of water vapor (gas) changing to a liquid is called what?
a) evaporation
b) precipitation
c) condensation
d) convection

When water droplets in a cloud combine, become heavy, and fall to the ground as rain , snow, sleet, or hail are all examples of what?
a) evaporation
b) condensation
c) precipitation
d) transpiration

Air pressure is greatest where there are more molecules of air pushing down from above. Where would this most likely happen?
a) at the top of the mountain
b) at sea level
c) in the troposphere
d) in the exosphere

IF the ozone layer disappeared what would happen to the amount of ultraviolet radiation life on Earth would be exposed to?
a) lower amount
b) higher amount
c) no change in amount
d) none of the above

Which layer of the atmosphere is nearest to Earth's surface?
a) exosphere
b) troposphere
c) stratosphere
d) ionosphere

Which accurately explains the number of molecules of air at high elevations where air pressure is less.
a) fewer
b) the same number of
c) more
d) none

Temperatures in the thermosphere and exosphere are _______.
a) hot and cold
b) constantly changing
c) very cold
d) very warm

In general, atmospheric pressure is greatest near Earth's surface and _____ as you move upward away from sea level.
a) decreases
b) increases
c) stays the same
d) doubles

What is the source of all energy in our atmosphere?
a) Sun
b) water cycle
c) Moon
d) Coriolis Effect

Which layer of the atmosphere blends into outer space?
a) troposphere
b) stratosphere
c) mesosphere
d) exosphere

What is a violent, whirling wind that moves in a narrow path over land?
a) thunderstorm
b) tornado
c) hurricane
d) front

What is the transfer of heat by the flow of heat through an object?
a) radiation
b) conduction
c) convection
d) condensation

What is the transfer of energy in the form of rays or waves?
a) conduction
b) convection
c) radiation
d) condensation

The boundary between cold and warm air masses is called what?
a) front
b) storm
c) climate
d) flood

The most powerful severe storm is a __________.
a) thunderstorm
b) tornado
c) hurricane
d) front

Earth's atmosphere is warmed by the greenhouse effect because heat radiated from Earth's surface is _________ by gasses in the atmosphere.
a) cooled
b) absorbed
c) burned up
d) none of the above

A person who studies and forecasts the weather using data gathered from many sources is a what?
a) meteorologist
b) geologist
c) station
d) model

Fog is what type of cloud that forms near the ground?
a) cumulus
b) cirrus
c) stratus
d) cirrocumulus

What can be produced by thunderstorms?
a) stationary fronts
b) tornadoes
c) volcanoes
d) tsunamis

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