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How does the sun heat the Earth's surface?

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What is meant by the term insolation?

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Where is insolation the greatest?

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True or false? Differences in temperature cause differences in air pressure.

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Which of the following statements about wind is true?

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Winds are part of the global atmospheric circulation loops. What are these loops known as?

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What type of pressure is formed from warm, rising air?

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Which of the following is not an example of a cell in global atmospheric circulation?

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Identify the type of pressure that typically occurs at the equator.

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Identify the type of pressure that typically occurs at 30° north and south of the equator.

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What type of weather is associated with low pressure belts?

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Identify the appropriate label for 1 in the global atmospheric circulation diagram.

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Identify the appropriate label for 2 in the global atmospheric circulation diagram.

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Identify the appropriate label for 3 in the global atmospheric circulation diagram.

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What is the name of surface winds that blow towards the equator?

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Where do the trade winds meet?

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What type of pressure typically occurs at the poles?

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What are surface winds blowing towards the poles known as?

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True or false? Heat is also transferred by ocean currents.

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Identify the surface current that transfers warm water from the Caribbean to Western Europe.

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Global Atmospheric Circulation and Heat Transfer Quiz
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