Weather/Climate
Ocean Currents
Weather Tools
Atmosphere Layers
Greenhouse Effect
100

Short term changes in the atmosphere are called______.

weather

100

Which ocean do WE live close to?

Atlantic Ocean

100

What does a BAROMETER  measure?

Air pressure

100

All weather occurs in this layer.

Trophosphere

100

Greenhouse gasses are important to our survival, as they help keep the earth warm.

True/False

True

200

The average weather conditions of an area over a long period of time is called ____________.

climate

200

Which CURRENT impacts the west coast of the US?

California Current

200

The SLING PSYCHROMETER uses which units?

Percent%

200

The hottest layer

Thermosphere

200

Which gas makes up 21% of the atmosphere?

Oxygen

300

Humidity, air pressure, and precipitation are part of __________.

weather

300

Which OCEAN CURRENT affects the climate where we live in SC?

Gulf Stream Current

300

Which weather tool measures wind speed in knots or mph?

Anemometer

300

Meteors burn up here, even though it is the coldest layer.

Mesosphere

300

Too much of the greenhouse gasses will cause the earth to become warmer or cooler?

warmer

400

Ocean currents have an effect on climate. True or False?

True

400

What percent of the earth is covered in water?

 75%

400

What unit is used in measuring air pressure?

millibars (mB)

400

The layer where satellites orbit

Exosphere

400

Which GAS in the earth's atmosphere is the most abundant?  What percent? (You must get both answers correct)

Nitrogen, 78%

500

What two factors on land have a big  effect on climate? (You must get both correct)

Latitude 

 Altitude/Elevation (one of these)

500

The Gulf Stream brings warm water up from ________.

The Gulf of Mexico

500

As ALTITUDE increases, air pressure _____________.

decreases

500

This layer means "spread out" and it contains the ozone layer

Stratosphere

500

What are the 3 greenhouse gasses? (You must name all 3)

Water Vapor, Methane, Carbon Dioxide

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