Chapter 4 Review Quiz
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Coral Bleaching refers to
The death of algae within the tissue of corals
Which Biome has some low-growing vegetation, but cannot support trees because of a permanently frozen layer of soil?
Which zone in the diagram above would you be most likely to find bacteria engaged in chemosynthesis
the aphotic zone: E
According to the figure, which has the highest albedo:
which is the benthic zone
In which level of the atmosphere does weather occur?
which biome has plants with adaptions that prevent water loss, such as smaller leaves with few pores for gas exchange?
Which biome is characterized by the presence of permafrost?
In what location does El Niño occur?
Tropical Pacific Ocean
Which zone contains phytoplankton, but not rooted plants?
Limnetic Zone: C
What type of weather would you expect to find at the intertropical?
Warm and rainy
What level of the atmosphere contains charged gas molecules that contribute to the northern lights, or aurora borealis?
Which of the following is NOT true about the Sun's energy heating Earth?
The Sun's rays are more strongly reflected in the lower latitudes.
Determine how much water would fall as precipitation if the temperature of the air saturated with water vapor fell from 30 degrees C to 10 degrees C
The coriolis effect and prevailing winds contribute to the formation of gyres in the oceans. Which direction do these gyres flow in the Northern Hemisphere?
A gyre is an oceanic pattern of circulation that moves______ in the Northern Hemisphere and _________ in the Southern Hemisphere.
Latent heat release occurs when
water vapor in the atmosphere condenses into liquid water
Which statement about the Coriolis effect is NOT correct?
The Coriolis effect causes polar winds to come out of the northwest in the Northern Hemisphere.
Which is the photic zone
What is the overall direction of global air currents at the equator?
Air currents rise at the equator
What is the importance of the ozone layer?
It absorbs incoming UV rays
Which is the benthic zone?
During the months of February and March plant growth is more constrained by _________ than by ________
What is significant about the global current?
It helps to regulate climate by transporting heat from the equator.
What phenomenon does the figure represent?
Rain Shadow Effect
What latitude receives the most direct sunlight throughout the year?
have low productivity due to low amounts of nutrients
You observe a mountain that has lush vegetation on one side and a dry desert on the other side. What is a likely explanation for this pattern?
The dry side is the result of the rain shadow effect.
which zone changes the most from high tide to low tide?
Which accurately describes the Intertropical convergence zone (ITCZ)?
Which Position would correspond with spring in the Northern Hemisphere
Which zone is the exosphere?
the top zone; E
As water freezes or evaporates, what happens to the salinity of the remaining ocean water
which factors are used to classify a biome
Average temperature, average precipitation, and distinctive plants adapted to an area.