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Identify 4 gases in our atomosphere

Nitrogen, oxygen, argon, carbon dioxide

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What gas is the most prevelant

Nitrogen

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What layer of the atmosphere would you find weather and airplanes

troposphere

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in what layer would you find ozone

stratosphere

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At what latitude would you most likely experience rainy conditions and why

0 (equator), due to warm rising air which gives a low pressure

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At what lat would you find dry conditions and why

30, high pressure due to warm sinking air

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convection currents are created by

uneven heating of the earths surface

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how are winds named

the direction in which they begin

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difference between weather and climate

weather - short terms climate - long terms

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how is climate influenced by latitude

as lat increases, temperature decreases

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how is climate influenced by elevation

as lat increases, temperature decreases

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how is climate influenced by water

climate remains moderate

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what are the 6 biomes

tundra, taiga, temperate forest, desert, grassland, tropical rainforest

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general lat of tundra

75 degrees

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general lat of taiga

60-75 degrees

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general location of temperate forrest

between 30-60 degrees (50), pa

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general location of grasslands

interior of continents

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general lat of tropical rainforest

0-5 degrees

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return of carbon to the soil through breakdown and decay of organic matter (plants and animals)

decomposition

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use fo CO2 by plants as they make their own food

photosynthesis

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Carbon dioxide in the air when it comes in contact with and dissolves in seawater

carbon ocean uptake

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release of carbon compounds into air through the burning of fossil fueld

combustion

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release of CO2 in the air as a biproduct of obtaining energy from food at a cellular level

cellular respiration

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sink or source - oceans

sink

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sink or source - decomposition/dead organisims

source

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sink or source - forrests

sink

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sink or source - atmosphere

neither

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sink or source - fossil fuels

source

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Generally, what happend to the concentraion of CO2 in the air as fume admissions becan to increase

it increased

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Around what year did the carbon emmisions from factories, cars, begin to rise and what was happening around this time

1880, industrial revolution