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Atmosphere Jeopardy The Atmosphere

Times are a Changin’

Solar Radiation

It’s Gettin’ Hot in Here

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$200 ď śWhat is the most abundant gas in the atmosphere?

• Answer: Nitrogen


$400 • The form of oxygen that combines three oxygen atoms into each molecule is called

• Answer: Ozone


$600 • What is the lowest layer of the atmosphere?

• Answer: Troposphere


$800 • The tropopause is the boundary between what two spheres?

• Answer: Troposphere and Stratosphere


DAILY DOUBLE!!! • What is the highest layer of the atmosphere?

• Answer: Thermosphere


$200 • When do the sun’s rays strike latitude 23.5S at an angle of 90 degrees?

• Answer: December 21st


$400 • When does the summer solstice occur in the Northern Hemisphere?

• Answer: June 21st


$600 • When does the autumnal equinox occur in the Southern Hemisphere? • Answer: March 21st


$800 • Which date does the Antarctic Circle have 24 hours of daylight?

• Answer:December 21st


$1000 • At which latitude would you expect the sun to be directly overhead at noon on April 21? • a.0 • b.8N • c.8S • d.23.5N • Answer: b. 8N


$200 • Which of the following would have the highest albedo? • A. Asphalt Parking Lot • B. White Patio Furniture • C. Mirror • D. Black Car • Answer: C. Mirror


$400 • A metal spoon becomes hot after being left in a pan of boiling water. This is an example of ____.

• Answer: Conduction


DAILY DOUBLE!! • On average, how much of the sun’s energy that reaches Earth’s outer atmosphere is reflected back into space? • Answer: 30%


$800 • The heating of the lower layer of the atmosphere from radiation absorbed by certain heat-absorbing gases is called ____. • Answer: Greenhouse Effect


$1000 • On average, how much of the sun’s energy is absorbed by Earth’s atmosphere and clouds, without reaching Earth’s surface? • Answer: 20%


$200 • City A in the Southern Hemisphere and City B in the Northern Hemisphere are located at the same latitude. Which of the following is likely true about these cities? • a.City A has the larger annual temperature range. • b.City B has the larger annual temperature range. • c.Both cities likely have the same annual temperature range. • d.Both cities should have nearly identical winter temperatures. • Answer: C


$400 • Isotherms are lines that connect points of equal ____. • Answer: Temperature


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At night, clouds act as a blanket by ____. a.absorbing incoming radiation b.reflecting incoming radiation c.absorbing outgoing radiation d.reflecting outgoing radiation

• Answer: D


$800 • Many clouds have a high albedo and therefore tend to ____. • a.absorb sunlight • b.transmit sunlight • c.reflect sunlight • d.radiate sunlight • Answer: c. Reflect Sunlight


$1000 • Based on Figure 17-1, what is likely true of City B? • a.Its temperature is strongly influenced by prevailing ocean winds. • b.It has cool summers and mild winters. • c.It is located on a leeward coast. • d.both a and b • Answer: D


FINAL JEOPARDY • Compare and contrast the heating of land and water. (4 factors) • Answer: • • • •

Land heats more rapidly than water Land gets hotter than water Land cools faster than water Land gets cooler than water

Ch. 16 Jeopardy  

Use this presentation to help you study for the Ch. 16 test on atmosphere.

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