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Meteorology Test

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5 Matching Questions

  1. weather
  2. volcanic particulates
  3. greenhouse gases
  4. cryosphere
  5. plate tectonics
  1. a conditions of the atmosphere are over a short period of time.
  2. b made up in the lithosphere. this affects climate as an example of the continental drift.
  3. c (volcanic ash) volcanic ash consists of small pieces of tephra, which are bits of pulverized rock and glass created by volcanic eruptions
  4. d a gas in an atmosphere that absorbs and emits radiation within the thermal infrared range. this process is the fundamental cause of the greenhouse effect
  5. e the term which collectively means the portions of the earths surface where water is in solid form including sea ice, pond ice, and lake ice

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. the period of least solar activity in the solar cycle of the sun.
  2. the highest temperature recorded during a specified period of time.
  3. the change in the amount of radiation emitted by the sun and its spectral distribution over years to millennia.
  4. the period of greatest solar activity in the solar cycle of the sun
  5. how the atmospheres behaves over relatively long periods of time.

5 True/False Questions

  1. biospherethe term which collectively means the portions of the earths surface where water is in solid form including sea ice, pond ice, and lake ice

          

  2. albedothe ratio of reflected radiation from the surface to incident radiation. the diffuse reflectivity or reflecting power of a surface.

          

  3. climographA graph that depicts the annual cycle of temperature and rainfall for a geographical locations. On the graph, one vertical access shows temperature, the second vertical access shows rainfall, and the horizontal access shows time.

          

  4. koppen climate classificationthe most widely used climate classification systems- vegetation.the best expression of climate.

          

  5. minium temperaturethe lowest temperature recorded during a specified period of time.

          

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