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Question 1: [12] The fact that this is not perfectly in line with the - compared to today 30% lower - solar radiance of the early Sun has been described as the "________".
EarthFaint young Sun paradoxGeologic time scaleEarth in culture

Question 2: What does the following picture show?

  Limb view, of the Earth’s atmosphere. Colours roughly denote the layers of the atmosphere.
  Limb view, of the Earth’s atmosphere. Colours roughly denote the layers of the atmosphere.
  An idealised view of three large circulation cells.
  Temperature and mass density against altitude from the NRLMSISE-00 standard atmosphere model

Question 3: Various industrial pollutants also may be present, such as ________ (elementary or in compounds), fluorine compounds, elemental mercury, and sulfur compounds such as sulfur dioxide [SO2].
OxygenNitrogenHydrogenChlorine

Question 4: Air pollution is the human introduction of ________, particulate matter, or biological materials that cause harm or discomfort to organisms into the atmosphere.
Chemical substanceOxygenCarbonChemistry

Question 5: In the ________ the chemical composition of the atmosphere does not depend on molecular weight because the gases are mixed by turbulence.
Atmosphere of EarthEarthHistory of the EarthNature

Question 6: Filtered air includes trace amounts of many other ________.
ElectrochemistryInorganic chemistryChemistryChemical compound

Question 7: What does the following picture show?

  Temperature and mass density against altitude from the NRLMSISE-00 standard atmosphere model
  Mean atmospheric water vapor
  Limb view, of the Earth’s atmosphere. Colours roughly denote the layers of the atmosphere.

Question 8: The ________ is contained within the stratosphere.
Ozone layerIonosphereThermosphereOzone depletion

Question 9: This imbalance causes the Earth to warm, and thus ________.
Milankovitch cyclesClimate changeCurrent sea level riseLittle Ice Age

Question 10: The atmosphere becomes thinner and thinner with increasing altitude, with no definite boundary between the atmosphere and ________.
VacuumUniverseSunOuter space







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