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Atmospheric & Oceanic Circulation Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which ocean circulation travels around the entire globe?

Question 2 2. Which current is known for the large garbage patches that accumulate in its rotational flow?

Question 3 3. Which of the following is a true statement?

Question 4 4. Gyres in the Northern Hemisphere travel in a _____ direction.

Question 5 5. Water's ability to move against gravity in a narrow space, such as a tube, is called:

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Question 6 6.

Which of the following concepts help explain why water can travel up a narrow tube?

I. Cohesion

II. Adhesion

III. Specific Gravity

Question 7 7. What happens to air as it heats up?

Question 8 8. What causes the Coriolis Effect?

Question 9 9. What does Newton's First Law establish?

Question 10 10. What does Newton's Second Law establish?

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Question 11 11. Due to the earth's rotation, how will wind be deflected?

Question 12 12. Which of the following creates high pressure?

Question 13 13. Which of the following can NOT be found dissolved within ocean water?

Question 14 14. Which of the following samples of ocean water would be most dense?

Question 15 15. Based on how seawater density works, what type of water would you expect to find on the ocean's surface?

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Question 16 16. What two factors determine seawater density?

Question 17 17. What type of storm can be produced by a pressure trough?

Question 18 18. Which storm systems spin counterclockwise in the southern hemisphere and clockwise in the northern?

Question 19 19. What factors are the most important driver of thermohaline circulation?

Question 20 20. Which of the following is FALSE regarding the thermohaline circulation?

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Question 21 21. How long does it take for the global conveyor belt to move water completely around the world?

Question 22 22. Which water is the densest?

Question 23 23. El Niño is caused by a warming of water in which body of water?

Question 24 24. What is the counterpart to El Niño?

Question 25 25. Khalid is a fisherman who needs to know how the surface currents of the sea are moving. To measure that, he places a tracker in the water and measures how it moves. Khalid is using a _____ device, which is a type of _____ measurement for surface currents.

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Question 26 26. Daniela and Hector are both studying surface currents. Daniela has decided to measure surface currents by looking at the way the water moves. In contrast, Hector has decided to calculate surface currents by examining something else and working backwards from there. Daniela is using a(n) _____ method for measuring surface currents, while Hector is using a(n) _____ method.

Question 27 27. Which ocean circulation helps to bring heat to Western Europe from the tropics?

Question 28 28. Why does water NOT travel in the same direction as the wind?

Question 29 29. Why is solid water (ice) less dense than liquid water?

Question 30 30. Where on Earth would you find the most dense air masses?

Atmospheric & Oceanic Circulation Chapter Exam Instructions

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