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1.  The air masses that originate over Canada are the
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2.  Which part of a hurricane consits of sinking air and relatively calm conditions?
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3.  The spreading apart of the Earth's crust by magma rising between fractures in the Earth's plates is called
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4.  A boundary where contrasting air masses mees is a
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5.  The change in environmental characteristics that occur with respect to altitude is called
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6.  Which of the following are necessary for cloud formation?
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7.  The elevation at which the bottoms of clouds begin to form represents the elevation at which
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8.  The conversion of solar radiation into chemical energy by plants that releases oxygen is called
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9.  Where is the subsolar point when all latitudes above 66.5N experience 24 hours of darkness?
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10.  TThunderstorms, midlatitudes cyclones, and hurricanes are fed by
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11.  The global average air temperature since 1880 has
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12.  The zone of illuviation is the layer called
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13.  Choose the latitude with the greatest Sun angle
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14.  The agent of erosion associated with mass wasting is
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15.  A plate boundary where two plates move horizontally past each other is a
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16.   A boundary where contrasting air masses meet is a
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17.  The sun always illuminates half of the earth at any given time, while the other half is in shadow.
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18.  The broad biome types do NOT include
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19.  Which of the following statements is true?
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20.  The soil layer that has abundant humus and is the most fertile is the ___ layer
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21.   The Earth's plates move around on the Earth b/c they float on the
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22.  The global average air temperature is projected to increase by at least ___ degrees C over the next century?
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23.  Radiation is electromagnetic energy that is transmitted in the form of waves.
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24.  The factor below with the LEAST direct significance to climate is
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25.  Expansion and contraction of water in rock cracks due to freezing and thawing is
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26.  Midlatitude cyclones in the U.S. generally move in what direction?
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27.  The transition area where two or more ecosystems merge is the
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28.  Prior to the development of a midlatitude cyclone, the polar front is a
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29.  This process allows heat energy to be transferred between objects.
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30.  Common natural hazards in the Mediterranean woodland and shrub biome are
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31.  Which soil order is home to Charlotte's soils?
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32.  The major climate group that is NOT based on temperature is
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33.  HThe sequence of atmospheric events that develops along the polar jet stream and that produces midlatitude cyclones is called
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34.  The climate most closely associated with the boreal forest is
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35.  The four pedogenic processes do NOT include
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36.  The point in the Earth's orbit where it is closest to the Sun is called
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37.  The uplift of air that occurs when bubbles of warm air rise within an unstable body of air is called
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38.  Cold fronts are characterized by
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39.  The two kinds of weathering are
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40.  Dense biomass and tremendous species diversity characterize the
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41.  Which of the following is Not true about soils?
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42.  The process by which one lithospheric plate is forced beneath another is called
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43.  When water condenses, it ____ heat energy and ____ surrounding air.
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44.  The wet adiabatic lapse rate is ____ than the dry adiabatic lapse rate because ____.
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45.  The climate most noted for summer droughts and winter precipitation is
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46.  The climatic influence that results in variation in radiation intensity and lenth of day is
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47.  The climate zone with the largest annual range in temperature is
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48.  Relative humidity is
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49.  An mT air mass is likely to be _____ than a cT air mass b/c the mT air mass _____
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50.  The windblown top of a thunderstorm is called a
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51.  A cool, moist air mass is the
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52.  TThe location within the Earth where an earthquake originates is the
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53.  The Earth revolves around the sun (relative to a view above the North Pole)
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54.  Which of the following represents the correct sequence of soil horizons from top down?
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55.  The most important variable gases are
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56.  AThe type of mass wasting depicted is a
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57.  The severity of storm activity along a warm front is ____ than that along most cold fronts because the rate of uplift is ____ along a warm front
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58.  The pines of the southeastern United States (near Charlotte) are characteristic of which biome?
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59.  The types of mechanical weathering do NOT include
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60.  The biomes of the tropical monsoon climate are
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61.  There are ___ constant gasses in the atmospere
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62.  Air masses are named by their
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63.  Which of the following is not an example of a soil forming factor?
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64.  The sequence of atmospheric events that develops along the polar jet stream and that produces midlatitude cyclones is called
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65.  On the vernal equinox the subsolar point is located at
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66.  The soil horizon that has the most organic matter is labeled the ___ horizon
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67.  Of the solar radiation entering the atmosphere, about ___% reaches the surface directly as direct radiation.
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68.  Water Vapor is one of the greenhouse gases
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69.  The process of losing water from the soil to the air both from the ground and from plants is called
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