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Ninth Grade (Grade 9) Atmosphere Questions

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Grade 9 Atmosphere
Clouds are made of billions of
  1. elements
  2. types of gases
  3. tiny water droplets
Grade 9 Atmosphere
Doppler radar systems are used
  1. to locate storms
  2. to track weather balloons
  3. to determine air temperature
  4. to determine barometric pressure
Grade 9 Atmosphere
The jet stream is
  1. a high-altitude river of air.
  2. the exhaust trail left behind by a speeding airplane.
  3. slow moving air mass over the Gulf of Mexico.
  4. in the Pacific Ocean off California.
Grade 9 Atmosphere
What part of Earth's spheres is composed of a mixture of gases?
  1. atmosphere
  2. biosphere
  3. hydrosphere
  4. geosphere
Grade 9 Atmosphere
Looking at a weather map help you to
  1. Predict weather
  2. See weather station instruments
  3. Look at radar
  4. Find the location of a barometer
Grade 9 Atmosphere
Grade 9 Atmosphere
The atmosphere
  1. creates the tides.
  2. has not effect on heat gain or loss.
  3. allows heat to escape quickly in order to cool the planet.
  4. keeps heat from escaping too quickly into space.
Grade 9 Atmosphere
Hurricanes begin as a
  1. tropical depression
  2. tropical disturbance
Grade 9 Atmosphere
Hurricanes are more properly called
  1. tropical disturbances
  2. tropical depressions
  3. tropical cyclones
Grade 9 Atmosphere
The albedo effect of glaciers is vital to the cooling of our atmosphere. The albedo effect is defined as:
  1. the fraction of solar energy reflected from the Earth back into space
  2. the cooling effect of ice on Earth's oceans
  3. the absorption of carbon dioxide by Earth's glaciers
Grade 9 Atmosphere
Grade 9 Atmosphere
Compared to clouds, fogs are
  1. a different composition
  2. at lower altitudes
  3. colder
  4. thicker
Grade 9 Atmosphere
The Earth scientist most likely to study storms is a(an)
  1. geologist
  2. meteorologist
  3. oceanographer
  4. astronomer
Grade 9 Atmosphere
Choose the best description of cirrus clouds.
  1. light, wispy clouds high in the sky
  2. clouds found low to the ground
  3. clouds found on sunny days
  4. storm clouds
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