Sec7 THe Atmosphere

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Sec7 THe Atmosphere
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2011-06-12 16:48:56
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  1. The two most abundant compounds in the atmosphere are?
    carbon dioxide and water vapor
  2. Atmospheric pressure is measured with what?
    a barometer
  3. What is removed from the air though condesation and precipitation
    water vapor
  4. The fraction of solar energy reaching earth that is reflected
    albedo
  5. What percentage of the solar energy that reches earth is absorbed by the land, oceans and atmosphere?
    about 70%
  6. Narrow bands of high-speed winds that blow in the upper atmosphere are called?
    jet streams
  7. Prevailing winds that blow throughout the contiguous United States are called?
    westerlies
  8. What can intesify the effect of smog when cool, polluted ground air is trapped by warm air?
    Temperature inversions
  9. A harmful effect of a temperature inversion is called?
    smog

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