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___ is a gas found in the stratosphere that protects life on Earth from the sun's ultraviolet rays.
a) Carbon dioxide
b) Nitrogen
c) Hydrogen
d) Ozone

On average, he amount of water vapor in the air ranges from ___.
a) ten percent to 25 percent
b) zero to four percent
c) zero to ten percent
d) 25 percent to 50 percent

One of the gases that might contribute to global warming is ____.
a) helium
b) hydrogen
c) carbon dioxide
d) oxygen

A ____ front forms when a warm air mass slides up and over a cold air mass.
a) warm
b) cold
c) stationary
d) occluded

The _____ is the outermost layer of Earth's Atmosphere.
a) troposphere
b) stratosphere
c) exosphere
d) thermosphere

the lowest layer of Earth's atmosphere
a) stratosphere
b) troposphere
c) mesosphere

an increase in average temperatures on Earth
a) global cooling
b) global warming
c) atmosphere
d) climate

the layer of air that surrounds Earth like a blanket
a) stratosphere
b) troposphere
c) atmosphere
d) mesosphere

The pattern of weather that occurs in an area over many years
a) climate
b) weather
c) wind
d) air mass

the place where two air masses meet is called a front
a) true
b) false

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