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5 Written questions

5 Matching questions

  1. weather
  2. feedback
  3. biogeography
  4. greenhouse effect
  5. aphelion
  1. a a change in one component affects another component
  2. b the farthest orbital point from the sun (152 million km)
  3. c where plants and animals do and don't live now and in the past
  4. d short term changes in surface conditions
  5. e radiation reflected from the surface is absorbed by some gases and re-radiated as heat, some of which stays in the atmosphere and warms the surface

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. the average surface condition over some period of time
  2. the wobble of the earth on its axis (11,000 year period to move between extremes)
  3. reflectivity of earth's surface (mostly reflected by clouds)
  4. air pressure 'flips' between Australia (W) and Tahiti (E)
  5. photosynthesis in surface waters which uses up C02 draws down more C02 from the atmosphere

5 True/False questions

  1. insolationsolar radiation from the sun

          

  2. cryospherethe frozen part of the earth's surface, including glaciers, polar ice caps, continental ice sheets, etc.

          

  3. Milankovitch cyclesPrecession, obliquity, and eccentricity

          

  4. West Pacific Warm Poollocated near the equator-where water is warmer in the west Pacific than the east Pacific

          

  5. The 3 Milankovitch cyclesorbital parameters affecting how much energy earth receives from the sun

          

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