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WEAX201, Module 1, Ch 1

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The order of the layers of the atmosphere from lowest to highest is:
troposphere, stratosphere, mesosphere, thermosphere
About 97% of all ozone in the atmosphere is found in the:
stratosphere
Which of the following processes acts to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere?
photosynthesis
The most abundant greenhouse gas in the earth's atmosphere is:
water vapor
The most abundant gases in the earth's atmosphere by volume are:
*Not- carbon and nitrogen
*Not- oxygen and water vapor
The horizontal movement of air is the weather element:
wind
In a volume of air near the earth's surface, ___ occupies 78 percent and ___ nearly 21 percent.
*Not- nitrogen, water vapor
*Not- oxygen, hydrogen
Meteorology did not become a genuine science until:
the invention of weather instruments
Which below is not considered a greenhouse gas?
oxygen
This holds a planet's atmosphere close to its surface:
gravity
Which of the following is considered a variable gas in the earth's atmosphere?
water vapor
Typically, water vapor occupies about what percentage of the air's volume near the earth's surface?
*Not- about 21%
*Not- about 78%
*Not- close to 10%
The number or mass of air molecules in a given space or volume is called:
density
In the stratosphere, the air temperature normally:
increases with increasing height
The only substance near the earth's surface that is found naturally in the atmosphere as a solid, liquid and a gas is:
water
Warming in the statosphere is mainly caused by:
absorption of ultraviolet radiation by ozone
The earth's atmosphere is divided into layers based on the vertical profile of:
air temperature
The rate at which temperature decreases with increasing altitude is known as the:
lapse rate
Which relates to weather rather than climate?
It is cloudy and snowing outside.
Hypoxia is a condition caused by:
lack of oxygen to the brain
Almost all of the earth's weather occurs in the:
troposhere
In a temperature inversion:
an atmospheric layer where temp decreases with height.
The wind direction is
the direction from which the wind is blowing
The amount of force exerted on a surface is:
pressure