The Atmosphere-Ocean System questions

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QUESTION 1

  1. The SECOND most abundant gas in Earth's present atmosphere is

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QUESTION 2

  1. What factor most determines the temperature structure of different layers of the atmosphere?

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QUESTION 3

  1. The stratosphere is much less turbulent that the troposphere because it

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QUESTION 4

  1. What are banded iron formations and what do they tell us about the evolution of Earth's atmosphere over geologic time?
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QUESTION 5

  1. An increase in atmospheric carbon dioxide would lead to which of the following?

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QUESTION 6

  1. At which part of Earth does sunlight strike with a lower angle and get spread out over a larger area?

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QUESTION 7

  1. What is the Coriolis effect? What influence does it have on the movement of the atmosphere?
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QUESTION 8

  1. Why is heat transfer by conduction limited to the area very near Earth's surface?

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QUESTION 9

  1. Which of the following best describes a cause of wind?

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QUESTION 10

  1. Where are the trade winds found?

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QUESTION 11

  1. Increased sulfur compounds from volcanic eruptions can have what kind of effect on the atmosphere?

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QUESTION 12

  1. Reductions in vehicle emissions, especially a reduction in nitrogen compounds, would likely lead to which of the following?

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QUESTION 13

  1. What is the major human activity associated with depletion of the ozone layer? Why is depletion of the ozone a problem and what has been done about this problem?
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QUESTION 14

  1. Of the following gases, which one contributes the most to the greenhouse effect?

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QUESTION 15

  1. What happens to Earth's greenhouse effect when human activities lead to increases in methane, carbon dioxide, and ozone in the atmosphere?

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QUESTION 16

  1. The salinity of ocean water is primarily determined by the balance between

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QUESTION 17

  1. Except in polar regions, ocean water becomes

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QUESTION 18

  1. Which of the following best describe the surface currents of the ocean?

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QUESTION 19

  1. Flat areas that occupy the deepest parts of the ocean floor are called the

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QUESTION 20

  1. Describe the effect that warmer oceans may have on global atmospheric carbon levels. What effect will this have on global warming?
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QUESTION 21

  1. Water of the North Atlantic Ocean is

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QUESTION 22

  1. The global circulation of ocean water is likened to a huge conveyor belt. How does this "conveyor belt" move and what is the general pattern of global ocean water movement?
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QUESTION 23

  1. At which of the following points does cold water from the North Atlantic merge with other cold water and begin moving eastward?

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QUESTION 24

  1. Why are some of the world's most productive fisheries found near areas of coastal upwelling?

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QUESTION 25

  1. Humidity is

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QUESTION 26

  1. The atmosphere plays the major role is circulating heat and energy. Ocean currents do not affect climate very much.

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QUESTION 27

  1. What symbol is used to designate a polar climate?

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QUESTION 28

  1. Which direction does the jet stream flow?

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QUESTION 29

  1. Explain the difference between a warm front and a cold front. How does weather vary with each type of front?
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QUESTION 30

  1. Large mountains can block the passage of moist air, making one side of the mountain receive more rain than the other.

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QUESTION 31

  1. Which layer of the atmosphere is bounded on the bottom by the surface of Earth?

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QUESTION 32

  1. Particulates in air pollution are of concern because they may

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