Ch. 12 Atmosphere Test Review Part 2: Question Preview (ID: 29359)


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______ measures wind speed.
a) anemometer
b) barometer
c) thermometer
d) psychrometer

What is the increased cooling factor that is caused by wind?
a) wind cooling factor
b) chilly wind factor
c) wind chill factor
d) cool wind factor

Global winds
a) are not influenced by heating of the Earth's surface.
b) are unpredictable
c) blow from specific directions over short distances
d) blow from specific directions over long distances

Cool air tends to
a) be less dense and flow over warm air
b) be lifted up by more dense warm air
c) mix easily with warm air masses
d) be more dense and flow under warm air

Doldrums are characterized by
a) areas of high pressure
b) areas of cool temperatures
c) areas of weak winds
d) areas of falling air

Winds are caused by differences in
a) precipitation
b) humidity
c) air pressure
d) turbulence

Most energy that heats Earth's atmosphere is
a) visible light
b) ultraviolet light
c) blue light
d) infrared radiation

What do you call heat transfer between 2 objects that are in contact with one another?
a) conduction
b) convection
c) radiation
d) thermal energy

What absorbs most of the ultraviolet radiation trying to reach earth?
a) clouds
b) dust
c) ozone
d) water vaport

Water vapor in the atmosphere is a
a) gas
b) solid
c) liquid
d) all of the above

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