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Exploring Environmental Issues 1301 Chapter 12 Practice Quiz and Answers Define: 1. Convection circulation 2. Weather 3. Climate 4. Inversion layer 5. Milankovich cycle 6. Arrange the following from lowest altitude to highest: thermosphere, stratosphere, troposphere, and mesosphere. True or false 7. Carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, nitrogen dioxide, tropospheric ozone, particulate matter, and lead are all criteria pollutants for the EPA. 8. CFCs have been linked to ozone depletion. 9. Radon is only an outdoor air pollutant. 10. The United States has refused to ratify the Kyoto Protocol. 11. La Nina conditions bring colder than normal surface waters far westward in the Pacific. What do the following stand for? 12. CFC: 13. IPCC: 14. VOC: 15. EPA:
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Answers 1. A circular current of air driven by temperature differences.
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Unformatted text preview: 2. Conditions over short time periods, within relatively small geographic areas. 3. Patterns of atmospheric conditions found across large geographic regions over long periods of time. 4. Band of air in which temperature rises with altitude. 5. Types of variation in Earth’s rotation and orbit around the sun that result in slight changes in the relative amounts of solar radiation reaching Earth’s surface different latitudes. 6. Troposphere, stratosphere, mesosphere, thermopehre. 7. True 8. True 9. False 10. True 11. True 12. Chlorofluorocarbons 13. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change 14. Volatile Organic Compounds 15. Environmental Protection Agency...
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