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D - Science - Unit 6

Quiz - Atmosphere #2

Cool/Cold air is high density, high pressure
Warm/Hot air is low density, low pressure
Winds get their name from the direction they blow from.
A westerly wind blows from the west toward the east
A wind that is only felt in parts of Forsyth and Dawson counties is an example of a local wind
Name the two types of local winds land breeze & sea breeze
Which heats faster, land or water? land
A land breeze occurs during the day or night? night
With a sea breeze the air moves from the sea to the land
Energy from the Sun travels to Earth by radiation
The air above the land and sea are warmed because it touches the warm land and water. This is heat transfer by conduction
Land breezes and sea breezes are examples of heat transfer by convection
What percentage of the Sun's energy is absorbed by the Earth's surface? 50%
What percentage of the Sun's energy is absorbed by gases and particles in the atmosphere? 20%
As you move up through the stratosphere, temperatures increase
As you move up through the mesosphere, temperatures decrease
The most abundant gas in the air we breathe is nitrogen
Ozone is important to life on earth because it absorbs ultraviolet radiation
The atmosphere is "divided" into layers based on changes in temperature
Created by: lprinke