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Atmospheric & Oceanic Circulation Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. During El Niño, which area experiences drought?

Question 2 2. Which statement is true regarding El Niño's pattern?

Question 3 3. What is a deep ocean current?

Question 4 4. Where does the global conveyor belt start?

Question 5 5. Which of the following properties helps explain why a city near the Pacific Ocean experiences less dramatic changes in temperature during the day compared to a city farther inland?

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Question 6 6.

Which of the following statements accurately describe ice:

I. Ice is denser than water.

II. Hydrogen bonds hold ice molecules closer together than they do liquid water molecules.

III. Ice has a crystalline structure.

Question 7 7. Based on how seawater density works, what type of water would you expect to find on the ocean's surface?

Question 8 8. The number of dissolved particles in ocean water determines its _____.

Question 9 9. Which ocean circulation travels around the entire globe?

Question 10 10. Which ocean circulation helps to bring heat to Western Europe from the tropics?

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Question 11 11. Gyres in the Northern Hemisphere travel in a _____ direction.

Question 12 12. Why does water NOT travel in the same direction as the wind?

Question 13 13. Which of the following best describes the location of the polar easterlies?

Question 14 14. Which wind belt blows eastward toward the poles and is located at 30 to 60 degrees north and south latitude?

Question 15 15. Anika is measuring surface currents. One of the tools she's using is a stable device that measures water flow as it moves around Anika's tool. Because the device is fixed, we know that it is _____.

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Question 16 16. Pablo is measuring surface currents using radar, while Chima is using a Doppler flow meter. Both of them are using _____ methods for measuring surface currents.

Question 17 17. The Coriolis Effect is

Question 18 18. What does Newton's Second Law establish?

Question 19 19. Which of the following statements is TRUE concerning oceans and circulation patterns?

Question 20 20. Which of the following ocean circulation patterns brings cold, nutrient-rich water to the surface, supporting marine life in the area?

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Question 21 21. What type of storm can be produced by a pressure trough?

Question 22 22. Which storm systems spin counterclockwise in the southern hemisphere and clockwise in the northern?

Question 23 23. Ocean water has a high salt content. Which term is used to describe the amount of salt dissolved in water?

Question 24 24. If some ocean water has low salinity and a high temperature, what can we tell about its density?

Question 25 25. What two sea water parameters drive thermohaline circulation?

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Question 26 26. Where on Earth would you find the most dense air masses?

Question 27 27. How much of an average temperature change is needed for there to be El Niño?

Question 28 28. Which water is the densest?

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

Question 30 30. What two factors determine seawater density?

Atmospheric & Oceanic Circulation Chapter Exam Instructions

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