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Grade 9 Atmosphere
Which of the following is the outermost layer of the atmosphere?
  1. exosphere
  2. mesosphere
  3. stratosphere
  4. troposphere
Grade 9 Atmosphere
Grade 9 Atmosphere
The atmosphere
  1. creates the tides.
  2. has no 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
The state of Earth's atmosphere at a certain time and place is called
  1. precipitation.
  2. meteorology.
  3. climate.
  4. weather.
Grade 9 Atmosphere
Meteorology is the study of
  1. the oceans.
  2. Earth's surface.
  3. the atmosphere.
  4. minerals.
Grade 9 Atmosphere
Clouds are made of billions of
  1. elements.
  2. types of gases.
  3. tiny water droplets.
Grade 9 Atmosphere
Grade 9 Atmosphere
The most abundant gas in the atmosphere is
  1. oxygen.
  2. nitrogen.
  3. carbon dioxide.
  4. water vapor.
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
What is the main cause of Earth's seasons?
  1. Earth's tilt
  2. Earth's tides
  3. the Moon's revolution around Earth
  4. the gravity between the Moon and Earth
Grade 9 Atmosphere
What of Earth's spheres is composed of a mixture of gases?
  1. atmosphere
  2. biosphere
  3. hydrosphere
  4. geosphere
Grade 9 Atmosphere
The albedo effect of glaciers is vital to the cooling of our atmosphere. The albedo effect is defined as the
  1. fraction of solar energy reflected from Earth back into space.
  2. cooling effect of ice on Earth's oceans.
  3. absorption of carbon dioxide by Earth's glaciers.
Grade 9 Atmosphere
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