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The largest component by volume of dry air is oxygen.

true

false

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If water absorbed all light and did not scatter or reflect it, what color would the the ocean appear when viewed from above?

blue

black

white

red

yellow

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If a sound pulse is sent vertically downward into the sea and its reflected echo from the seafloor returns 6 seconds later, the depth of the water is _______ meters.

9,000

12,000

3,000

6,600

4,500

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What property of water allows you to place a volume of water in a glass that is greater than the volume of the glass?

compressibility

surface tension

heat capacity

density

viscosity

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Imagine an experiment where we uniformly heat three containers, one with water, one with dry sand, one with damp sand. Which one would experience the greatest increase in temperature?

dry sand

it is impossible to tell with the information given

they would all heat up the same amount

damp sand

water

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How many calories are required to convert 2 grams of ice at 0 degrees C to water vapor at 100 degrees C?

670

1440

160

2768

1180

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Forchhammer’s principle states that the _____________ of dissolved salts per unit volume of ocean water is nearly constant, even though the ________________ may change.

amount, proportion

density, salinity

proportion, amount

quantity, equilibrium

equilibrium, quantity

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Approximately what percentage of seawater is dissolved solids?

86

2.5

3.5

none of the above

35

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When warm, moist air passes over cold water or a cold earth surface, _____ fog is formed, and heat is transferred from __________. (Hint: don’t panic, combine what you learned about fog with latent heat.)

radiative; water vapor to the surrounding air

radiative; the surrounding air to water vapor

advective; water vapor to the surrounding air

advective; the surrounding air to water vapor

sea smoke; water vapor to the surrounding air

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Which of the following is NOT necessary for radiation fog to occur?

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no sunshine

little or no cloud cover

light or no surface breeze

cold, wet ground

moisture at ground level

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If all the world’s sea ice melted, sea level would

rise

fall

remain the same

you can’t tell from the given information

it depends on the season

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If the world’s sea ice melted, sea level would rise.

true

false

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A local coastal wind controlled only by daily temperature variation between land and water will blow ______________ during the day.

45 degrees to the right

onshore

45 degrees to the left

offshore

parallel to the shore

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What physical property is the driving force of convection cell circulation?

density

energy

calories

heat

viscosity

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The amount of energy from the sun entering the earth’s atmosphere

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cannot be measured

is the same across the tropics

does not vary with latitude

is always highest at the equator on the equinoxes

is the same at the Earth’s surface as the top of the atmosphere

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Atlantic basin hurricanes move from east to west mainly because of

convection

Coriolis effect

the northeast trade winds

the westerly trade winds

Earth’s rotation

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The Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) is the meeting place of what two wind belts?

southeast trades and northeast trades

doldrums and northeast trades

doldrums and southeast trades

polar easterilies and southwest trades

southwest trades and southeast trades

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The average location of the meteorological equator is

23.5 degrees south latitude

coincident with the geographic equator

5 degrees north latitude

23.5 degrees north latitude

5 degrees south latitude

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The location labeled “A” most likely experiences

winter dry monsoons

dry, rainshadow effects

orographic rainfall

summer wet monsoons

landbreezes

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Daily summer solar radiation levels at polar latitudes are caused by the high intensity of radiation per unit surface area rather than by long periods of daylight.

true

false

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Why is more heat energy absorbed from the sun in the tropics than at the poles?

land masses are larger in the tropics

there is more water in the tropics

there is a higher angle of incidence of solar rays in the tropics

there is a lower angle of incidence of solar rays in the tropics

there is more cloud cover at the poles

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The tropics are warmer than the poles because there is more incoming solar radiation at low latitudes than at high latitudes.

true

false

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The weather systems across the United States move from west to east mainly because of

the northeast trade winds

Earth’s rotation

convection

Coriolis effect

the westerly trade winds

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A wind blowing from Miami to New York would be called a ____________ wind.

west

east

hurricane

north

south

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The accompanying diagram shows the conditions during what phenomenon and what season?

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