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College Atmosphere Questions

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College Atmosphere
The Coriolis effect
  1. keeps Earth from spinning too fast.
  2. is caused by the Moon.
  3. results in ice and dark at the poles in winter.
  4. keeps the wind circulating at constant speed around the planet.
  5. is caused by Earth's rotational forces.
College Atmosphere
Air near Earth's surface tends to be which of the following?
  1. Warmer and wetter, then it rises, expanding and cooling
  2. Warmer and drier; then it rises, condensing and gathering moisture
  3. Cooler and wetter; then it rises, is warmed by the Sun, and sinks again
  4. Cooler and drier; it rises when it is displaced by sinking warm air
  5. Warmer; it rises as it is displaced by Coriolis forces
College Atmosphere
Winds are named from the direction
  1. opposite the Sun.
  2. they are blowing to.
  3. they originate.
  4. parallel to the ocean.
College Atmosphere
What is the correct order of atmospheric layers?
  1. stratosphere, mesosphere, thermosphere, aerosphere
  2. mesosphere, thermosphere, aerosphere, troposphere
  3. troposphere, stratosphere, aerosphere, mesosphere
  4. troposphere, stratosphere, mesosphere, thermosphere
  5. troposphere, stratosphere, mesosphere, troposphere
College Atmosphere
What do isobars on a map tell us?
  1. Cloud Cover
  2. Weather
  3. Elevation
  4. Air Pressure
College Atmosphere
Which of the following is not a function of the atmosphere?
  1. Changing salinity in water and pest outbreaks
  2. Provides oxygen
  3. Transports and recycles water and nurtrients
  4. Absorbs radiation
  5. Moderates climate
College Atmosphere
Near the equator, the patterns of convection currents are called                    .
  1. Coriolis cells
  2. Hadley cells
  3. high-pressure cells
  4. El NiƱo events
  5. the troposphere
College Atmosphere
What causes wind?
  1. pressure gradient
  2. trees
  3. temperature
  4. land elevation
College Atmosphere
The Great Oxidation Event took place approximately how many years ago?
  1. 900 million
  2. 2.3 billion
  3. 2.5 billion
  4. 4.6 billion
College Atmosphere
These winds blow from subtropical highs toward the low pressure.
  1. horse winds
  2. trade winds
  3. hadley cells
  4. shifting winds
College Atmosphere
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