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Earths Atmosphere and Climate Change Study Guide

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Describe what the atmosphere is

Explain why there is so much nitrogen found in the atmosphere

Describe how the greenhouse effect works in Earths atmosphere

Explain why global warming today is happening at a faster speed than normal

What holds the Earths atmosphere in place?

A. The moon C. The wind


B. Earths gravity D. The Sun

What does atmosphere mean in Ancient Greek

A. Sphere of vapor C. Invisible wind


B. Cone of protection D. Jar of beads

Which of the options below is a feature of the troposphere layer

A. Earths weather C. The International


B. The Aurora lights
Space Station
D. The ozone layer

Which of the options below is a feature of the mesosphere layer

A. Mountains C. Meteors burn up


B. Last layer before D. The ozone layer

space

Which of the options below is a feature of the stratosphere layer

A. First layer C. Satellites orbit the


B. The Aurora lights
Earth
D. The ozone layer

Which of the options below is a feature of the thermosphere layer

A. The International B. Clouds


C. Weather balloons
Space Station
D. Passenger airplanes

Which of these gases is NOT a type of greenhouse gas

A. Carbon Dioxide C. Water Vapor


B. Nitrogen D. Methane

Which of these is NOT an effect of global warming

A. Extreme weather C. Increased glaciers


D. Temperatures
conditions
B. Diseases being increasing

released
Fill in the name and percentages of the gases in the atmosphere in the pie chart below

List the layers of the Earths atmosphere in order starting with the layer closest to the

ground: