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Weather and Climate: Chapter 1

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Question 1:


a) Prevailing wind
b) Latitude
c) Ocean currents
d) Altitude

Question 2:


a) Lithosphere
b) Biosphere
c) Hydrosphere
d) Cryosphere

Question 3:


a) It can be used to make predictions.
b) It can be expressed in mathematical equations.
c) It provides an explanation of how nature works.
d) It can be expressed in words.

Question 4:


a) Making an observation
b) Developing a theory
c) Formulating a hypothesis
d) Conducting an experiment

Question 5:


a) The rate at which energy is transferred, or work is done
b) The capacity to do work
c) An action capable of accelerating an object
d) The transfer of energy by mechanical means

Question 6:


a) Force
b) Work
c) Power
d) Pressure

Question 7:


a) Tropopause
b) Stratopause
c) Mesopause
d) The peak of Mount Everest

Question 8:


a) Mesosphere, thermosphere, troposphere, stratosphere
b) Troposphere, stratosphere, mesosphere, thermosphere
c) Thermosphere, mesosphere, stratosphere, troposphere
d) Troposphere, mesosphere, stratosphere, thermosphere

Question 9:


a) Between the Earth’s surface and the tropopause
b) Between 20 km above the Earth’s surface and the stratopause
c) Between the stratopause and the mesopause
d) At the mesopause

Question 10:


a) There is little moisture resulting in a lack of evaporative cooling.
b) Solar radiation is reflected by volcanic ash.
c) Air molecules there absorb heat radiated from Earth’s surface.
d) Ozone absorbs ultraviolet radiation from the sun.

Question 11:


a) True
b) False

Question 12:


a) True
b) False

Question 13:


a) True
b) False

Question 14:


a) True
b) False

Question 15:


a) True
b) False