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41. The primary source of energy for the earth's atmosphere?

A. Energy from within the earth
B. The sun
C. Erupting volcanoes
D. Lightning discharges associated with thunderstorms

42. The most abundant gases in the earth's atmosphere by volume are:
A. Carbon dioxide and nitrogen
B. Oxygen and water vapor
C. Nitrogen and oxygen
D. Oxygen and helium

43. Water vapor is:
A. A gas
B. A cloud droplet
C. A rain drop
D. A snowflake

44. Which of the following is considered a variable gas in the earth's atmosphere?
A. Water vapor
B. Nitrogen
C. Oxygen
D. Argon

45. The gas that shows the most variation from place to place and from time to time in
the lower atmosphere:
A. Ozone (O3)
B. Carbon dioxide (CO2)
C. Water vapor (H2O)
D. Methane (CH4)

46. In the atmosphere, tiny solid or liquid suspended particles of various composition are
called:
A. Aerosols
B. Carcinogens
C. Greenhouse gases
D. Microbes

47. The most abundant greenhouse gas in the earth's atmosphere:
A. Carbon dioxide (CO2)
B. Nitrous oxide (N2O)
C. Water vapor (H2O)
D. Methane (CH4)

48. Which of the following processes acts to remove carbon dioxide from the
atmosphere?
A. Lightning
B. Deforestation
C. Photosynthesis
D. Burning fossil fuels

49. The earth's first atmosphere was composed primarily of?
A. Carbon dioxide and water vapor
B. Hydrogen and helium
C. Oxygen and water vapor
D. Argon and nitrogen

50. The most abundant gas emitted from volcanoes?

The gas responsible for the greenhouse effect on Venus? A. Water vapor 51. The amount of force exerted over an area of surface is called? A. Air pressure B. This holds a planet's atmosphere close to its surface? A.A. Sulfur dioxide C. Temperature C. Troposphere 59. Nitrogen (N2) 55. Nitrogen B. Moisture 54. Wind speed 57. The hottest atmospheric layer? A. Cloud cover D. Gravity C. Carbon dioxide (CO2) B. Stratosphere C. The earth's atmosphere is divided into layers based on the vertical profile of? A. Venus C. Almost all of the earth's weather occurs? A. Pressure 53. Stratosphere B. Temperature D. Stratosphere C. Mesosphere E. Which of the following weather elements always decreases as we climb upward in the atmosphere? A. Wind B. Earth B. Pluto 56. Pressure D. Exosphere B. whose surface temperature averages 480 Degrees C (900 Degrees F)? A. Air density D. Troposphere 58. Helium D. Thermosphere . Troposphere B. Radiation B. Mars D. Thermosphere D. The atmospheric layer in which we live is called? A. Weight C. Moisture 52. The planet with a strong greenhouse effect. Oxygen (O2) C. Air temperature C. Density B. Mesosphere C. Ozone (O3) D.

Altimeter . and humidity at various altitudes in the atmosphere? A. Barograph B. Ionosphere 60. Aneroid barometer D. pressure. The instrument that measures temperature. Radiosonde C.D.