The electrified region of the upper atmosphere which impacts radio communication is called the
What gas is produced naturally in the stratosphere and is also a primary component of photochemical smog in polluted air at the surface
Which of the following is not considered a temperature scale? Fahrenheit, Kelvin, Calorie, Celsius
In a temperature inversion in the troposphere air temperature ______ with increasing height
On the average, about what percentage of the solar energy that strikes the outer atmosphere eventually reaches the earth's surface
The greenhouse gas that has been increasing in concentration due to the burning of fossil fuels and deforestation.
Everything else being equal, the lowest air temperature on a winter night will occur above a surface covered with
The lag in daily temperature refers to the time lag between the time of ______ solar radiation and the time of _____ temperature
Suppose last night was clear and calm. Tonight low clouds will be present. From this you would conclude that tonight's minimum temperature will be ______ than last night's temperature
The temperature scale where 0 degrees represents the freezing point and 100 degrees the boiling point of water.
The earth's atmosphere is divided into four layers based on changes in the vertical profile of
The order of the layers of the atmosphere from lowest to highest is
troposphere, stratosphere, mesosphere, thermosphere
Which below is not considered a greenhouse gas? carbon dioxide, water vapor, methane, oxygen, all of the above
The sun emits its greatest intensity of radiation in the _____ and _____ portions of the electromagnetic spectrum.
When a liquid thermometer is held in direct sunlight it will measure a much ____ temperature than that of the air
Which of the following is one of the main causes of the seasons? the changing distance between the earth and the sun, a periodic reversal in global scale air circulation patterns, the length of the daylight hours, or land/ocean temperature contrasts
the length of the daylight hours
The word "weather" is defined as the condition of the atmosphere at a particular time and place. True or False
Which of the following greenhouse gases is also capable of destroying ozone in the stratosphere? water vapor, carbon dioxide, methane, chlorofluorocarbons, or all of the above
The primary source of the oxygen in the earth's atmosphere during the past few billion years or so appears to be
In the atmosphere, tiny solid or liquid suspended particles of various composition are called
The only substance near the earth's surface that is found naturally in the atmosphere as a solid, liquid, and a gas.
Which of the following is found at the highest altitude? the top of the troposphere, the ozone layer, the top of the stratosphere, or the top of Mt. Everest
the top of the stratosphere
Which of the following weather elements always decreases as we climb upward in the atmosphere?
Earth's crust is unique as compared with the other planets in the solar system because it
has remained unchanged over its 4 ½ billion year history. True or False.
Carbon dioxide, methane and water vapor are greenhouse gases in Earth's atmosphere. True or False.
Earth's temperature would be much warmer than it currently is if it did not experience a
natural greenhouse effect. True or False.
Ice Ages appear to have dominated Earth's climate for most of the past million years. True or False.