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Question 1: The ________ (IPCC) glossary definition is:
IPCC Fourth Assessment ReportIntergovernmental Panel on Climate ChangeGlobal warmingGlobal warming controversy

Question 2: finally, (coupled) atmosphere–ocean–sea ice ________ discretise and solve the full equations for mass and energy transfer and radiant exchange.
Global climate modelThermohaline circulationCurrent sea level riseEl Niño-Southern Oscillation

Question 3: The Thornthwaite system,[1] in use since 1948, incorporates evapotranspiration in addition to temperature and precipitation information and is used in studying animal species diversity and potential impacts of ________.
Milankovitch cyclesLittle Ice AgeClimate changeCurrent sea level rise

Question 4: Sub-Saharan Africa, ________ and East Asia are monsoon regimes.
BarbadosAustraliaCanadaUnited Kingdom

Question 5: Earth has undergone periodic climate shifts in the past, including four major ________.
Quaternary glaciationLast glacial periodIce ageLittle Ice Age

Question 6: The accumulation of snow and ice during a glacial period increases the surface ________, reflecting more of the Sun's energy into space and maintaining a lower atmospheric temperature.
Global dimmingAlbedoGlobal coolingGlobal warming

Question 7: Rain forests are characterized by high ________, with definitions setting minimum normal annual rainfall between 1,750 millimetres (69 in) and 2,000 millimetres (79 in).
ClimatePrecipitation (meteorology)Earth rainfall climatologyRain

Question 8: In some cases, the term is also used with a presumption of human causation, as in the ________ Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).
United NationsIsrael, Palestine, and the United NationsUnited Nations Security CouncilUnited Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

Question 9: Examples of genetic classification include methods based on the relative frequency of different ________ types or locations within synoptic weather disturbances.
Severe weatherThunderstormAir massPrecipitation (meteorology)

Question 10: Climate (from ________ klima, meaning inclination) is commonly defined as the weather averaged over a long period of time.
Doric GreekAttic GreekAeolic GreekAncient Greek


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