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earthquakes chpt 12 study guide

earthquakes chpt 12 study guide - Chapter 12 Short-Term...

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Chapter 12 Short-Term Climate Change and Severe Weather 1. The famous violins made by Antonio Stradavari in the late 1600s may owe their superior acoustical properties to the dense wood grown during a 70-year global ____________________. A. warm spell called the Medieval Warm Period B. warm spell called the Primary Greenhouse Warming C. cold spell called the Maunder Minimum D. cold spell called the Stradavari Minimum 2. Episodes of climate change during the last 1000 years include all but which of the following? 3. The Little Ice Age that affected Europe from about ___________ lowered average annual temperature by only about 1 ° C but was enough to reduce crop yields, cause mountain glaciers to advance, and produce winters much more severe than in the twentieth century. 4. During the 20 th century, the average global surface temperature rose ________. 5. Observed effects of global warming in recent decades include all but which of the following? A. increasing abundance of warm-water species in the North Atlantic Ocean B. descending tree-line in mountainous regions of Europe and New Zealand C. earlier arrival of migrating birds in springtime D. lowland birds extending ranges to higher elevations E. All of the choices are observed effects of global warming. 6. Which of the following greenhouse gases accounts for 60% of global warming?
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7. Which of the following greenhouse gases is the most efficient at trapping heat (i.e., has the highest global warming potential - GWP)? 8. Likely global climate changes in the 21st century include all but which of the following?
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