Atmosphere MCQ Questions and Answers Quiz

61. At the theoretical Absolute Zero (Zero degrees Kelvin)

  1. all molecular motion stops.
  2. molecular motion is at a minimum.
  3. atoms implode.

62. Horizontal pressure changes are ………………….. than vertical pressure changes.

  1. about the same
  2. greater
  3. less than
  4. None of the above. There are no horizontal pressure changes.

63. The Coriolis effect is strongest at this latitude:

  1. 90 degrees.
  2. 45 degrees.
  3. 15 degrees.
  4. 0 degrees.

64. On average, the atmosphere absorbs roughly this percentage of the solar radiation that reaches the top of the atmosphere:

  1. 50 percent.
  2. 5 percent.
  3. 25 percent.
  4. 14 percent.

65. The troposphere makes up what fraction of the atmospheres mass?

  1. 30%.
  2. 50%.
  3. 60%.
  4. 80%.

66. In a typical troposphere, air temperature decreases with height at the following rate:

  1. 2.5 degree C per one kilometer
  2. 6.5 degree C per one kilometer
  3. 10.5 degree C per one kilometer

67. The greenhouse effect warms up Earth surface temperature by:

  1. 13 degree C.
  2. 33 degree C.
  3. 53 degree C.
  4. 73 degree C.

68. The average albedo of the Earth is about:

  1. 0.3.
  2. 0.5.
  3. 0.7.
  4. 0.9.

69. How large is the rate of terrestrial radiation emission from the Earths surface compared to the solar radiation that arrives at the top of the atmosphere, globally averaged?

  1. 150%
  2. 110%
  3. 70%
  4. 50%

70. What fraction of the solar radiation that arrives at the top of the atmosphere is absorbed in the atmosphere?

  1. 70%
  2. 50%
  3. 30%
  4. 20%
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