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Electrically charged particles that reflect radio waves are found primary in the ________.
a) ionosphere
b) stratosphere
c) troposphere
d) exosphere

The process of water vapor changing to a liquid to form clouds is called?
a) condensation
b) evaporation
c) precipitation
d) transpiration

The __ are a windless zone at the equator.
a) doldrums
b) prevailing westerlies
c) polar easterlies
d) jet streams

If the ozone layer disappeared, life on earth would be exposed to _______ concentrations of ultraviolet radiation.
a) higher
b) lower
c) the same
d) no

The _______ contains the ozone layer.
a) stratosphere
b) troposphere
c) mesosphere
d) exosphere

When cool, dense air from the sea moves toward the land, it's called a?
a) sea breeze
b) land breeze
c) jet stream
d) trade wind

The _____ are responsible for the movement of much of the weather across the United States.
a) prevailing westerlies
b) polar easterlies
c) trade winds
d) doldrums

The _______ is layer of the atmosphere closest to Earth's surface.
a) troposphere
b) exosphere
c) stratosphere
d) ionosphere

The transfer of energy that occurs when molecules come into direct contact with one another?
a) conduction
b) convection
c) radiation
d) conservation

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

The ______ exits into outer space.
a) exosphere
b) mesosphere
c) troposphere
d) stratosphere

The ______ is caused by the Earth's rotation.
a) Coriolis effect
b) jet streams
c) sea breeze
d) land breeze

The __ is the source of all energy in our atmosphere.
a) sun
b) water cycle
c) moon
d) water

Sea and Land breezes are caused because?
a) the land heats and cools more slowly than the water
b) the land heats and cools more quickly than water
c) air does not move
d) there is equal pressure above land and water

__________ is the transfer of heat by the flow of a heated material thru a gas or liquid.
a) Conduction
b) Convection
c) Radiation
d) Conservation

_____________ is the transfer of energy in the form of ray or waves.
a) Radiation
b) Conduction
c) Convection
d) Conservation

In which layer of the atmosphere could you see a shooting star?
a) mesosphere
b) troposphere
c) exosphere
d) stratosphere

The narrow belts of strong winds located near the top of the troposphere's called?
a) jet stream
b) Coriolis effect
c) trade winds
d) doldrums

Plants and trees give off water vapor which then condenses to form clouds?
a) transpiration
b) precipitation
c) evaporation
d) respiration

Early explorers used these winds to trade goods.
a) trade winds
b) doldrums
c) westerlies
d) easterlies

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