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GEOG 2050 – Chapter 11 QuizIntroduction to Physical Geography (R. Adam Dastrup)True/False1.The atmosphere is mostly nitrogen and oxygen, with trace amounts of othergases.2.Theclimate systemis comprised of five natural components: atmosphere,hydrosphere, cryosphere, land surface, and biosphere.3.During El Niño years, we expect it to be dryer in the winter in California andwarmer in the southeastern U.S., and we expect more tropical storms to form inthe Atlantic during the hurricane season.4.So far, global warming has affected the South Pole more than the North Pole, buttemperatures are still increasing at Antarctica.5.For the past 2,000 years, the climate has been relatively mild and stable whencompared with much of Earth’s history.6.The Dry Climates (Group B)have more precipitation than evaporation.7.Pacific storms bring winter rains and monsoons bring summer rains.8.Ice capsare found mostly on Greenland and Antarctica, about 9 percent of theEarth’s land area.9.The amount of energy the Sun radiates is relatively constant over geologictime,but fluctuates significantly over the decades.10.Current measurements fromNASAindicate that carbon dioxide levels are at 411ppm, the highest the earth has seen in nearly a million years.Multiple Choice

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