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"LMS Ch 22 Review

"LMS Ch 22 Concept Review

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the movement of matter due to differences in density that are caused by temperature variations; can result in the transfer of energy as heat convection
the curving of the path of a moving object from an otherwise straight path due to Earth’s rotation Coriolis effect
the transfer of energy as heat through a material conduction
troposophere; stratosphere; mesosphere; thermosphere layers of the atmosphere
all forms of energy that travel through space as waves radiation
prevailing winds that blow from 30° to 0° latitude in both hemispheres trade winds
looping patterns of air flow, called convection cells, that move from the poles to the equator global winds
prevailing winds that blow from west to east between 30° and 60° latitude in both hemispheres westerlies
polar easterlies meet warm air from the westerlies, creating a stormy area front
prevailing winds that blow from east to west between 60° and 90° latitude in both hemispheres polar easterlies
The atmosphere is a mixture of gases that surround Earth. Which are gaseous components of the atmosphere? carbon dioxide, argon, and nitrogen
Atmospheric pressure presses on the liquid mercury in a well of this instrument. The mercury rises in a tube as the atmospheric pressure rises. What is this instrument? mercurial barometer
Changes in atmospheric pressure cause the sides of this instrument to bend inward or outward. Changes are measured on a scale. What is this instrument? aneroid barometer
All radiant energy reaches earth as a form of electromagnetic waves.
Solar energy warms Earth when radiation is absorbed.
Which of the following affects local wind patterns? local temperature variations
The gas that makes up most of Earth’s atmosphere is nitrogen.
All of the following are particulates EXCEPT carbon dioxide.
The atmospheric layer that is closest to Earth and is where all weather conditions exist is the troposphere
The main source of air pollution is the burning of fossil fuels.
Created by: tbfreema on 2010-01-01



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