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Homework 6.2 packet

homework 6.2, 10 questions

QuestionAnswer
In the area of the atmosphere that is closest to Earth's surface, _______ occurs. Conduction
About one-quarter of the Sun's radiation does not reach Earth because clouds and small particles in the air _____ solar waves. Reflect
Visible light, ultraviolet light, and infrared radiation waves are types of _________ from the sun. Radiation
Close to Earth's surface, where conduction occurs, _________ can also occur. Convection
The formation of thunderstorms depends on the _______ of the atmosphere. Stability
A layer of cooler air near Earth's surface is trapped by a layer of warmer air when a ___________________ occurs. Temperature inversion
The Sun's energy reaches Earth through an _______ known as radiation. Process
About how much incoming solar radiation is absorbed by Earth's atmosphere? 20%
What is the term for the transfer of energy by electromagnetic waves? Radiation
Rising air is always accompanied by ________ air. Sinking
The second atmospheric layer, the ________, includes a region known as the ozone layer. Stratosphere
Birds, bats, and insects fly in the ______, which is the lowest layer of the atmosphere. Troposphere
The ______ is the layer between the stratosphere and the thermosphere. Mesosphere
Beyond the thermosphere is the _____, which is the atmospheric layer that is farthest from Earth. Exosphere
Earth's _______ contains water vapor, nitrogen, carbon dioxide, oxygen, and other gases. Atmosphere
The _______ extends from the mesosphere to the exosphere. Thermosphere
Spectacular auroras might occur when charged particles in the _________ emit vivid colors. Ionosphere
What is absorbed radiation reemitted as? Radiation is reemitted as light or heat.
How does the atmospheric ozone layer protect Earth? The atmospheric ozone layer protects Earth by absorbing most of the UV rays from the sun.
Which three components make up almost all the energy Earth receives from the Sun? UV, IR, and visible light
A(n) __________ occurs when air in the upper troposphere is warmer than air in the lower troposphere. Temperature inversion
When air is ________, these movements are weak. Stable
When air is ______, the vertical movements of air are strong. Unstable
This type of air movement creates ________ clouds. Lenticular
When warm air rises, energy is transferred to the atmosphere by __________. Convection
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