Physical Science Notes for Exam 4.docx - Exam 4 Study Notes Chapter 24 Your ears\"pop when you ascend to higher altitudes because air pressure is lower

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Exam 4 Study Notes Chapter 24 Your ears "pop" when you ascend to higher altitudes because air pressure is lower at higher altitudes. The origin of Earth's oceans is from comet debris . Earth's first atmosphere was composed of hydrogen and helium, with trace amounts of ammonia and methane. Air moves toward a low-pressure region where it rises. Suppose the Moon had twice as much mass as it does now and still orbits Earth at the same distance. In that case, the ocean bulges on Earth would be larger. Coastal lands bordering the oceans generally have more moderate temperature variations than inland areas. Water evaporated from over the oceans produces precipitation of fresh water because only water vapor molecules, and not salt molecules, evaporate. The underlying driving force of wind - air with horizontal movement - is from the Coriolis force. Ocean waves and currents generally form as a result of wind. Which is most responsible for the ocean tides? The Moon Chapter 25
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