The type of __________ found in an area is dictated by the climate.
Climate is the pattern of __________ in an area over many years.
Large bodies of water can cause areas to be __________ in the winter and __________ in the summer.
One effect of El Niño on the southern United States' climate is __________.
Ice ages alternate with __________.
What is the name of the gas in car exhaust that helps heat up our atmosphere?
Which of the following countries is located in a temperate zone?
|A)||The United States|
Ice ages seem to last __________.
|A)||1,000 to 5,000 years|
|B)||200,000 to 500,000 years|
|C)||10,000 to 15,000 years|
|D)||60,000 to 100,000 years|
Why doesn't air in the mountains absorb heat as well as air found at sea level?
|A)||The atmosphere and air is thinner.|
|B)||The air is thicker and has more molecules.|
|C)||The air is made of different kinds of molecules than the air at sea level.|
|D)||The winds carry all the heat away.|
As air rises and cools it releases __________.
|A)||small particles of dust|
|D)||heat and precipitation|
A direct result of global warming, as opposed to an indirect result, is __________.
|B)||increased global temperatures|
What three aspects of a climate are considered in the climate classification system?
|A)||temperature, precipitation, plant type|
|B)||lakes, mountains, precipitation|
|C)||temperature, air pressure, ocean currents|
|D)||humidity, landforms, plant type|
When an area on Earth experiences winter, that part of the Earth is _________.
|A)||close to the sun|
|B)||tilted away from the sun|
|C)||tilted toward the sun|
|D)||farther away from the sun|
Greenhouse gases are __________.
|A)||necessary to keep Earth warm|
|B)||in perfect amount on Earth|
|C)||beneficial in large amounts|
|D)||always bad for the environment|
The northern hemisphere experiences __________ when it's tilted __________ the sun.
|A)||spring, away from|
|B)||summer, away from|
When the tilt of Earth increases, the change between winter and summer is __________.
A cause of climatic change that happens over a long period of time is __________.
|B)||movement of Earth's crustal plates|
A(n) __________ is something that helps an organism survive in its environment.
Regions with a __________ closer to the equator receive more solar radiation.
__________ are commonly found on the __________ sides of mountains.
|C)||Heat storms, windward|