Quiz 4
Planetary Atmosphere Lectures
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What is the equation that determines the amount of gas in the atmosphere at the surface of Triton (the largest moon of Neptune)? *
Which group of gases in the Earth’s atmosphere all have predominantly biogenic sources? *
Which chemical terminology best describes a hypothetical atmosphere of an exoplanet that has a bulk composition (by volume) of 80% N₂, 19% CO₂, 0.5% H₂, and 0.5% CH₄? *
Which of the following group has planetary atmospheres that all have hydrocarbon hazes? *
The coldest level in a thick planetary atmosphere is typically *
The measured lapse rate [i.e., the change of temperature with altitude] in a rocky planet’s troposphere is usually *
The tropopause in the atmospheres of Earth, Titan, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune occurs at a level where the pressure has the following magnitude (within a factor of 2-3): *
The presence of the stratospheric ozone layer on Earth (compared to Mars) arises because our atmosphere has a high concentration of *
Arguably, the most important free radical species that determines the chemical character of the Earth’s troposphere is: *
Earth’s reflected colour in visible light appears to the human eye as a “Pale Blue Dot”, as seen in images by NASA’s Cassini and Voyager-1 spacecraft of Earth from the distance of Saturn. The colour is predominantly caused by *
Which of the following phrases best describes the “runaway greenhouse effect” that could be experienced by an Earth-like planet close to its parent star? *
The outer edge of the habitable zone for rocky planets can be at a relatively large distance because of *
Which of the following statements is false? *
Proxima Centauri-b is an exoplanet that exists in the present habitable zone of the nearest star, Proxima Centauri. Which possible problems (for the planet’s habitability) might have been experienced during the planet’s formation and evolution? *
What is difference between scattering in stellar and planetary atmosphere? *
Can humans see polarization with unaided eyes? *
Scattering polarization can be seen from a planetary atmosphere when *
Single-scattered photons with high polarization dominate planetary atmosphere when *
Choose the right answer: *
Choose the wrong answer: *
Blue color of the planet is determined by *
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