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Temperature
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100
When energy is transferred to air, what happens to the particles of air?
What is they move faster?
100
What is the lowest layer of the atmosphere?
What is the troposphere?
100
Earth’s axis is tilted _____ degrees from the perpendicular.
What is 23.5 degrees?
100
Isotherms are lines that connect points of equal…
What is temperature?
100
Many clouds have a high albedo and therefore tend to…
What is reflect sunlight?
200
What process describes the transfer of heat through matter by molecular activity?
What is conduction?
200
These two gases make up 99% of the Volume of clean, dry air.
What is nitrogen and oxygen?
200
Fifty percent of the gases that make up the Atmosphere are found below…
What is 5.6 km?
200
Heat flows from matter with ____ temperatures to matter with _____ temperatures.
What is higher to lower?
200
Which of the following is associated with weak light rays that travel in different directions…
What is scattering?
300
Earth receives energy from the sun through what method of heat transfer?
What is radiation?
300
On average, how much of the sun’s energy is absorbed by Earth’s atmosphere and clouds, without reaching Earth’s surface?
What is 20%?
300
When does the summer solstice occur in the Northern Hemisphere?
What is June 21?
300
The heating of the lower layer of the atmosphere from radiation absorbed by certain heat- absorbing gases is called….
What is the greenhouse effect?
300
At night, clouds act as a blanket by…
What is absorbing outgoing radiation.
400
What causes heat, or the transfer of energy from one object to another?
What is differences in temperatures?
400
The tropopause is located where?
What is between the troposphere and the stratosphere.
400
On which date does the Antarctic Circle have 24 hours of daylight?
What is December 21?
400
Which of the following is NOT a temperature control: a. Cloud cover b. Ocean currents c. Nitrogen d. Geographic position
What is (C) Nitrogen?
400
When air transfers energy to a cooler object, what happens to the air temperature?
What is it decreases?
500
A metal spoon becomes hot after being left in a pan of boiling water. This is an example of what?
What is conduction?
500
What is the most abundant gas in the atmosphere?
What is Nitrogen?
500
At noon on February 21, the sun is overhead at…
What is some point between 23.5 degrees south and the equator, heading north.
500
Describe the temperature of a city located along a windward coast compared to an inland location at the same latitude:
What is cooler summer temperatures than an inland location at the same latitude.
500
Which of the following is true about equinoxes? a) They occur in June & December b) Sun’s rays strike 23.5 degrees N or S. c) Day & nights are equal in length everywhere d) Daylight is 24 hrs long in the Arctic & Antarctic
What is (c) day & nights are equal in length everywhere?
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