Atmosphere Review (Chapter 8) Question Preview (ID: 42124)


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Wavelengths that are shorter than visible light are called...
a) Ultraviolet
b) Infrared
c) Microwaves
d) Radio Waves

Earth's surface absorbs about ____% of the incoming solar radiation.
a) 20
b) 16
c) 50
d) 30

The equal balance of incoming and outgoing radiation to the Earth from the sun is called the...
a) Energy Budget
b) Electromagnetic Spectrum
c) Greenhouse Effect
d) Climate Change

Which of the following transfers heat by moving molecules?
a) Radiation
b) Conduction
c) Conservation
d) Convection

Which of the following is NOT a way that energy travels from the sun to the Earth?
a) Gamma Rays
b) Visible Light
c) Ultraviolet Radiation
d) Infrared Radiation

Where do satellites orbit in the atmosphere?
a) Exosphere
b) Ionosphere
c) Troposphere
d) Stratosphere

Where do meteors burn up in the atmosphere?
a) Troposphere
b) Stratosphere
c) Mesosphere
d) Thermosphere

Which layer of the atmosphere blocks out harmful UV radiation?
a) Exosphere
b) Ozone Layer
c) Ionosphere
d)

There are _____ main layers of the atmosphere
a) 2
b) 3
c) 4
d) 5

The lowest layer of the atmosphere where weather occurs is the...
a) troposphere
b) stratosphere
c) mesosphere
d) thermosphere

Wavelengths that are longer than visible light are called...
a) Ultraviolet
b) Gamma Rays
c) X-Rays
d) Infrared

The trapping of heat near Earth's surface due to the atmosphere is called the
a) Greenhouse Effect
b) Global Warming
c) Energy Budget
d) Coriolis Effect

Air moves from an area of _____ pressure to an area of _____ pressure
a) high/low
b) low/low
c) low/high
d) high/high

Unequal heating of the Earth's surface causes
a) climate change
b) winds
c) pollution
d) seasons

A land breeze blows from the ____ to the ____
a) land/land
b) sea/sea
c) sea/land
d) land/sea

The major gas in smog is
a) ozone
b) nitrogen
c) oxygen
d) carbon dioxide

An example of natural air pollution is
a) Vehicles
b) Forest Fires
c) Factories
d) Power Plants

The __________ became a law in 1970 in an effort to preserve air quality
a) Clean Air Act
b) Smog Act
c) Environmental Protection Act
d) Anti-Pollution Act

______ refers to the condition of the air you are breathing.
a) Particulate Matter
b) Point Source Pollution
c) Nonpoint Source Pollution
d) Air quality

The main layers of the atmosphere are classified according to changes in ....
a) Altitude
b) Temperature
c) Air Pressure
d) Air Density

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