What event is caused by radiation hitting the Earth's atmosphere?

Northern Lights
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What is the process that removes salt from sea water?
Desalination
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What is the release of water vapor from plants called?
Transpiration
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What is the science of the origin, history, and structure of the Earth called?
Geology
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What is a sudden collapse and downward motion of ice and rocks down a mountainside?
Avalanche
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What is the name given to a fossil that best defines a rock layer's age?
Index Fossil
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What is the name of the submerged fringe of a continent?
Continental Shelf
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What does the Saffir-Simpson scale measure?
Intensity Of Hurricanes
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What layer in the atmosphere is responsible for filtering out solar radiation?
Ozone Layer
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What is the wearing away of parts of the Earth by water or wind called?
Erosion
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In the United States, summer officially begins in which month?
June
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What does a seismologist study?
Earthquakes
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Approximately what fraction of the Earth's air is made up of oxygen?
One-Fifth
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What are the seasonal rains that occur in southeast Asia called?
Monsoon
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78% of the earth's atmosphere is composed of which gas?
Nitrogen
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What does your body use to get rid of salt?
Water
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What is another name for fossilized resin?
Amber
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Where is the deepest land gorge on Earth?
Grand Canyon
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A phytotoxin is a poison produced from what?
Plants
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What is the trapping of the sun's solar energy and radiation called?
Greenhouse Effect
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The average rain drop falls at a rate of how many feet per second?
21
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What is energy from the internal heat of the Earth called?
Geothermal
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What is a plant with no internal system of tube like structures called?
Nonvascular Plant
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What type of scientist studies microscopic plants and animals?
Microbiologist
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What is the tendency of Earth's rotation to turn winds called?
Coriolis Effect
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