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Earth Science Regents Review
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Stars viewed from the Northern Hemisphere appear to revolve around Polaris
because Earth rotates on it's axis
70% hydrosphere covers the Earth's lithosphere
The deflection of prevailing winds and ocean currents in the Northern Hemisphere is called
The Coriolis Effect
Earth's rate of revolution is approximately
1⚬ per day
Which star is hotter, but less luminous, than Polaris?
Why was Earth and the other planets of our solar system became layered as they were being formed?
Gravity caused more-dense material to move toward the center of each planet
This pendulum movement, and the pattern of knocked-over pins, is evidence of Earth's
rotation on its axis
Earth's early atmosphere contained carbon dioxide, sulfur dioxide, hydrogen, nitrogen, water vapor, methane, and ammonia. These gases were present in the atmosphere primarily because
volcanic eruptions on Earth's surface released these gases from the interior
The change in the apparent position of the Big Dipper between the first day of summer and the first day of winter is best explained by Earth
revolving for 6 months
Which type of air mass most likely has high humidity and high temperature?
Which type of electromagnetic radiation has the shortest wavelength?
Is considered a major greenhouse gas
Most of the sand that makes up the sandstone found in New York State was originally deposited in which type of layers?
Many scientists infer that one cause of the mass extinction of dinosaurs and ammonoids that occurred approximately 65.5 million years ago was
an asteroid impact that resulted in climate change
During which geologic epoch do scientists infer that the earliest grasses first appeared on Earth?
What are the inferred pressure and temperature at the boundary of Earth's stiffer mantle and outer core?
1.5 million atmospheres pressure and an interior temperature of 4950°C
The asteroid Ceres lies at an average distance of 414 million kilometers from the Sun. The period of revolution of Ceres around the Sun is approximately
Which planet has a density that is less than the density of liquid water?
Compared to terrestrial planets, Jovian planets have
larger equatorial diameters and longer periods of revolution
Clouds most likely form as a result of
moist air rising, expanding, and cooling
Which weather instrument is used to measure air temperatures recorded on a weather map?
Equal areas of which type of surface will reflect the most insolation?
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