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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


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