exam 2 summer 2009 - 1 The condition of the atmosphere at...

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1. The condition of the atmosphere at any given location at any given time is called ______________. Whereas, ___________ describes long-term patterns/conditions or consistent behavior of the atmosphere over an extended time (usually a few hundred years) at any given location. A) daily weather; long-term weather B) weather; climate C) climate; weather D) temporary climate; long-term climate Points Earned: 1.0/1.0 Correct Answer(s): B 2. If you were a captain of a large sailboat, would you want to sail into the Intertropical Convergence Zone? A) Yes, high pressure gradient forces at the ITCZ create strong, one directional winds that make it easy to sail. B) No, even pressure gradient forces at the ITCZ create little wind, creating an area sailors call "the doldrums." Points Earned: 1.0/1.0 Correct Answer(s): B 3. Carbon dioxide, water vapor, and ozone are examples of constant gases. A) True B) False Points Earned: 1.0/1.0 Correct Answer(s): False 4. The basic function of the atmosphere is to equalize the tremendous radiation imbalance that exists between high and low latitudes. A) True B) False Points Earned: 1.0/1.0 Correct Answer(s): True
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5. Where would you most expect to experience katabatic winds? A) on the dunes of the western shore of Lake Michigan B) very high up in the Sierra Nevada mountains C) along the East Coast on coastal lands adjacent to the Atlantic Ocean D) in a low-lying valley next to a high mountain range Feedback: Lesson 5, page 15 Points Earned: 0.0/1.0 Correct Answer(s): D 6. Why has the amount of the most important CFCs in the atmosphere declined? A) international legislation effectively banning the use of CFCs B) atmospheric ozone is destroying CFCs C) there is less volcanic activity in the world today than there was earlier in the 20th century D) the amount of chloroflourocarbons is increasing Points Earned: 1.0/1.0 Correct Answer(s): A 7. What are the layers of the atmosphere, starting with the layer at the Earth's surface and continuing towards space? A) troposphere, stratosphere, mesosphere, and thermosphere B) biosphere, mesosphere, troposphere, stratosphere C) thermosphere, mesosphere, stratosphere, and troposphere D) mesosphere, stratosphere, thermosphere, and troposphere Points Earned: 1.0/1.0 Correct Answer(s): A 8. The ozone layer is critical to life because it: A) maintains freezing temperatures in Antarctica. B) prevents UV radiation from reaching the Earth. C) is directly responsible for ocean temperature moderation.
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D) eliminates dangerous chlorofluorocarbons in the atmosphere. Points Earned: 1.0/1.0 Correct Answer(s): B 9. The layer of the atmosphere in which we live is the _______________. A) mesosphere B) thermosphere C) troposphere D) ionosphere Points Earned: 1.0/1.0 Correct Answer(s): C 10. Air moves from areas of __________ pressure to areas of __________ pressure. People
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