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Can you answer these simple questions on atmosphere air pressure? Let's prove now by taking this quiz!

• 1.

• 2.

The height above Earth's surface is

Explanation
The question is asking for the term that describes the height above Earth's surface. The term "altitude" is commonly used to refer to the vertical distance above a reference point, such as sea level. Therefore, the correct answer is "altitude" because it accurately represents the height above Earth's surface. The repetition of "altitude" in the answer is likely a typographical error or duplication.

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• 3.

Which of the following is a tool used to measure air pressure?

• A.

Barometer

• B.

Volume

• C.

Atmosphere

• D.

Humidity

A. Barometer
Explanation
A barometer is a tool used to measure air pressure. It consists of a glass tube filled with mercury or a liquid, which is inverted into a dish of the same liquid. As the air pressure changes, it causes the liquid in the tube to rise or fall, indicating the atmospheric pressure. This measurement is important for weather forecasting, as it helps determine whether the pressure is rising or falling, which can indicate changes in weather conditions. Volume, atmosphere, and humidity are not tools used specifically for measuring air pressure.

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• 4.

What sea level on Earth's surface, air pressure equals:

• A.

1.53

• B.

20.32

• C.

1.04

• D.

2.04

C. 1.04
Explanation
The answer 1.04 is the sea level on Earth's surface where the air pressure equals 1.04. This means that at this particular sea level, the atmospheric pressure is equivalent to 1.04 units. Air pressure is the force exerted by the weight of the atmosphere, and it decreases as altitude increases. Therefore, at higher elevations, the air pressure would be lower than 1.04, and at lower elevations, it would be higher.

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• 5.

When your higher up there's       air pressure and when you're lower down there's      air pressure.

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more
Explanation
As you ascend higher in the atmosphere, the air pressure decreases. This is because the weight of the air above you decreases, resulting in less pressure. Conversely, as you descend lower, the air pressure increases because there is more air above you, exerting greater force. Therefore, when you are higher up, there is less air pressure, and when you are lower down, there is more air pressure.

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• 6.

What is the height of the highest layer?

• A.

550 km

• B.

500 km

• C.

700 km

• D.

750 km

D. 750 km
Explanation
The height of the highest layer is 750 km.

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• 7.

What is the lowest layer and the height?

• A.

Troposphere, 8-18 km

• B.

Troposphere, 0 km

• C.

Mesosphere, 100 km

• D.

Stratosphere, 85 km

A. Troposphere, 8-18 km
Explanation
The correct answer is Troposphere, 8-18 km. The troposphere is the lowest layer of the Earth's atmosphere, extending from the surface up to about 8-18 km above sea level. This layer is where weather phenomena occur and where most of the Earth's weather systems are found. It is also the layer where temperature decreases with increasing altitude.

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