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Earth Science by J FoDiPi

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Created Date 01.13.20
Last Updated 01.13.20
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  • An astronomer studying planets outside our solar system has analyzed the atmospheres of four planets. Which of these planets' atmospheres would be most able to support a colony of humans?
  • The atmospheres of the planets in our solar system differ in their physical compositions. Which planet would you expect to have the thickest atmosphere?
  • A student is climbing a large mountain. When she makes it to the top of the mountain, she notices that it is more difficult to catch her breath. At higher elevations, why is it harder to breathe?
  • As altitude increases, what happens to the pressure of the air?
  • The atmosphere is divided into four layers. Which layer constitutes most of the total mass of the atmosphere?
  • The gases that make up Earth's atmosphere are commonly referred to as air. Approximately what percentage of air is made up of gases other than nitrogen and oxygen?
  • The atmosphere is divided into four layers, the mesosphere, troposphere, thermosphere, and stratosphere. Each layer has unique physical properties. Which of the following statements about the stratosphere is true?
  • At different places on Earth, depending on elevation, air pressure varies. What causes air pressure?
  • Earth's atmosphere traps energy from the sun. Which is a direct result of the trapping of energy by Earth's atmosphere?
  • Cloudy nights are often warmer than clear nights. Which explains why cloudy nights tend to be warmer than clear nights?
  • The atmosphere is the boundary between Earth's surface and outer space. What is the atmosphere?
  • The atmosphere exerts a force (pressure) on Earth. Why does the atmosphere exert pressure on Earth?
  • The net flow of energy into and out of the Earth system is the referred to as Earth's energy budget. Which of the following is the main source of the energy in the Earth system?
  • Which of these is not a way in which energy is transferred to Earth from the sun?
  • A plastic spoon that has a temperature of 78° F is placed into a bowl of soup that has a temperature of 184° F. Which of these correctly describes what will happen?
  • Light from the sun heats Earth's atmosphere. When the air becomes warmer, it expands, resulting in weather patterns. Which type of energy increases as air expands?
  • During the day, the portions of Earth's surface that receive sunlight absorb energy in the form of heat. During the night, Earth's surface radiates this energy back into space. What is the main form of radiation released by Earth at night?
  • A Student is investigating the transfer of energy in the form of heat. One process that transfers energy between two objects is conduction. Which statement is NOT true about conduction?
  • Different areas of Earth's oceans receive different amounts of energy in the form of heat, resulting in ocean currents and weather patterns. What is the main source of this energy?
  • Which of the following is required for conduction to occur between two parts of Earth's geosphere?
  • Which of the following processes transfers the sun's energy between particles as well as through empty space?
  • Conduction happens as energy flows from a warmer object to a cooler object. Which of the following is an example of conduction?
  • Which two factors mainly determine the temperature of ocean water?
  • Which of the following describes the general pattern of winds near the equator?
  • The air above Earth's surface is at different temperatures. What is responsible for this difference in temperature?
  • The Coriolis effect greatly affects the paths of air circulation on Earth. What causes the Coriolis effect?
  • Rock and water absorb and release heat differently, causing localized air pressure differences. One result of these differences is land breezes. Which statement is true of land breezes?
  • Some characteristic types of wind result where global pressure belts meet. Which of the following is a zone of weak, variable winds located at 30°N and 30°S latitude?
  • Land and water absorb and release the sun's heat in different ways. One result of this is a sea breeze. Which statement is true of sea breezes?
  • Winds are named based on different factors. How are winds usually named?
  • Air circulates in Earth's atmosphere. Which of the following is the fundamental cause of air circulation in Earth's atmosphere?
  • Differences in air pressure drive the global wind systems on Earth. Which term describes polar winds that blow from east to west?
  • The global movement of air occurs in convection cells. In general, how does air move?
  • There are several major global wind systems on Earth. Which term describes tropical winds that blow from east to west?