Meteorology Quiz #1
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by Danielle Martin
| 7 Questions
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1
Hot air is less dense than cold air.
True
False
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3
Which layer of the atmosphere is where weather takes place?
Thermosphere
Stratosphere
Mesosphere
Troposphere
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3
Why is the stratosphere important to Earth?
This is where meteors burn up so they don't hit Earth
This is where pressure is the lowest
This is where the ozone layer is which protects Earth from UV rays
This is where clouds form
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3
During the day, the surface of the Earth heats up due to electromagnetic waves from the Sun.
This describes what kind of heat transfer?
Convection
Conduction
Radiation
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5
Write the 5 layers of the atmosphere in order from closest to Earth's surface to furthest away.
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3
Temperature inversions can be bad for health because they allow the build up of pollutants such as in the picture below:

What is a temperature inversion?
When air closer to the surface of the Earth is colder than the layer of air above the surface
When radiation from the Sun causes the surface of the Earth to heat up rapidly
When warm air particles touching cold air particles causes those particles to heat up too
When air closer to the surface of the Earth is warmer than the layer of air above the surface
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4
Under what conditions would you expect a cloud to form most clearly (select ALL that apply)
Cold air/water
Hot air/water
High pressure
Low pressure
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