Oceanic & General Atmospheric Circulation

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

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1. What causes the Coriolis Effect?

2. What happens to air as it heats up?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The Earth's atmosphere is more complex than it seems. Part of the atmosphere's effect on the Earth's climate is due to the way in which it circulates around the planet. This online assessment will test you on general and oceanic circulation of the atmosphere. Some things you'll be assessed on include the Coriolis Effect and the effect of heat on air.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on:

  • The densest air masses on Earth
  • The Coriolis Effect
  • The effect of heat on air
  • Thermohaline circulation
  • Warm air and ocean currents

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - test your recollection of the characteristics of general and oceanic atmospheric circulation, especially the causes of currents and the effects of atmospheric conditions such as heat
  • Defining key concepts - make sure that you can recall the definitions of the most important terminology from the lesson, such as Coriolis Effect and thermohaline circulation
  • Making connections - use the information from the lesson to articulate the influence of atmospheric conditions, the rotation of the earth, and oceanic salinity upon the circulation of the atmosphere

Additional Learning

To learn more about the circulation of the Earth's atmosphere, review the corresponding lesson called Oceanic & General Atmospheric Circulation. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Atmospheric circulation
  • The Coriolis Effect
  • Rising and sinking of the ocean
  • Circulation over land
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