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Ch 2: Composition and Structure of the atmosphere

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What is the main function of the atmosphere in relation to oxygen?

Producing and distributing oxygen for aerobic life forms

What is the primary source of energy for the Earth's atmosphere?

Insolation

Which component of the atmosphere is responsible for protecting against harmful ultraviolet radiation?

Ozone

Which of the following is NOT a store within the atmosphere?

Terrestrial radiation

What is the primary function of the ozone layer in the atmosphere?

Absorbing UV radiation

Which gas, although essential, can lead to global warming when its levels increase?

Carbon dioxide

What role do dust, salt, and smoke particles play in the atmosphere?

Playing crucial roles in cloud formation and radiation reflection

Which of the following is an output from the atmosphere?

Moisture

At which layer of the atmosphere does temperature increase with altitude due to UV radiation absorption?

Stratosphere

What are variable gases found within the atmosphere?

Carbon dioxide and ozone

What element protects against UV radiation but is vulnerable to pollutants like CFCs?

Ozone

Which of the following is not included in the inputs into the atmosphere?

Terrestrial radiation

What is the primary function of the atmosphere's ozone layer?

Absorbing harmful radiation from the sun

What are the inputs into the atmosphere?

Insolation and particles from space and Earth

Which of the following is a store within the atmosphere?

Moisture

Which gas, found in the atmosphere, plays a crucial role in photosynthesis but can contribute to global warming when its levels increase?

Carbon dioxide

What is the role of non-gases in the atmosphere?

Crucial roles in cloud formation and radiation reflection

In which layer of the atmosphere do most weather processes occur, with temperature decreasing as altitude increases?

Troposphere

Which output is released back into space or returned to the Earth's surface through precipitation processes?

Moisture

Which component of the atmosphere is primarily responsible for protection against UV radiation but is vulnerable to pollutants like CFCs?

Ozone

What is the coldest layer of the atmosphere where meteors burn up and noctilucent clouds form?

Mesosphere

What are constant gases found within the atmosphere?

Nitrogen and oxygen

What plays a crucial role in cloud formation and radiation reflection within the atmosphere?

Dust, salt, and smoke particles

Which atmospheric component is most vulnerable to pollutants like CFCs?

Ozone

What is the primary source of energy for the Earth's atmosphere?

Insolation (INcoming SOLar RadiATION)

Which of the following is NOT a store within the atmosphere?

Nitrogen and oxygen

In the atmosphere, what is released back into space or returned to the Earth's surface through precipitation processes?

Moisture

Which of the following elements is stored and circulated within the atmosphere, impacting weather and climate patterns?

Heat energy

What is the primary function of the atmosphere's ozone layer?

Absorbing harmful ultraviolet radiation

Which layer of the atmosphere contains the coldest layer where meteors burn up?

Mesosphere

What do non-gases contribute to in the atmosphere?

Cloud formation

Which gas, although primarily non-reactive, is found in Earth's atmosphere?

Argon

What is the primary role of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere?

Greenhouse effect

In which layer of the atmosphere does temperature decrease with altitude?

Troposphere

Which gas found in the atmosphere is vital for respiration?

Oxygen

What is the main function of oxygen within Earth's atmosphere?

Facilitating respiration

Which layer of the atmosphere is known for containing the ozone layer?

Stratosphere

How does the atmosphere regulate Earth's temperature and weather patterns?

Through the greenhouse effect and cloud formation

Which layer of the atmosphere contains the ozone layer and experiences a temperature increase with altitude due to UV radiation absorption?

Stratosphere

What is the primary function of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere?

Supports plant growth

What is the primary function of inert gases like argon and neon in Earth's atmosphere?

Primarily non-reactive

Which environmental issue arises from human-induced ozone depletion in the stratosphere?

Increased UV radiation reaching Earth

What is the primary function of the troposphere in the atmosphere?

Maintains weather processes

Which of the following gases found in Earth's atmosphere is essential for aerobic life forms?

Oxygen

What is the primary role of non-gases like particulates in Earth's atmosphere?

Aid in cloud formation

What components are considered as stores within the atmosphere?

Gases, moisture, and non-gases

What is the primary role of the noble gases present in the atmosphere?

To add stability to the atmospheric system

Which of the following is true about terrestrial radiation from the atmosphere?

It is emitted back into space

What processes contribute to the inputs into the Earth's atmosphere?

Insolation and dust particles

How do non-gases contribute to cloud formation within the atmosphere?

By acting as condensation nuclei

Moisture within the atmosphere exists in various forms. Which of the following is NOT a form of moisture found in the atmosphere?

Carbon dioxide

Particles from space and Earth contribute to inputs into the atmosphere. Which of the following is NOT typically included in these particles?

Metals from industrial activities

Ozone is a crucial component of the atmosphere. What is its primary role in maintaining atmospheric balance?

Absorbing UV radiation

Variable gases in the atmosphere contribute to its composition. Which of the following is a variable gas commonly found within the atmosphere?

Carbon dioxide

Heating and cooling processes within the atmosphere affect weather systems. Which process results in the release of moisture back into space or onto Earth’s surface?

Precipitation processes

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