Arctic Oscillation & North Atlantic Oscillation


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Which oscillation is created due to the pressure differences in the arctic and mid-latitudes?

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1. If the arctic has a strong low pressure system, which phase is likely occurring in the Arctic Oscillation?

2. A negative phase of the Arctic Oscillation, results in which of the following?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Most people are generally aware that the oceans affect the Earth's weather, but not many are familiar with the specific details. One critical but little-known effect of the oceans upon the weather comes in the form of oscillations. These questions will specifically test your understanding of oscillations in the Arctic and North Atlantic oceans. Some things you'll be tested on include the causes of specific oscillations and relevant pressure systems.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on

  • The causes of different oscillations
  • Phases of oscillations and pressure systems
  • Effects of the Arctic oscillation's negative phase
  • Location of the North Atlantic's pressure systems
  • The North Atlantic Oscillation's negative phase

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - recall important information from the lesson on the Arctic and North Atlantic oscillations, phases, and pressure systems
  • Making connections - understand the connections between pressure systems in the arctic and North Atlantic and the resulting ocean oscillations
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge of these oscillations to identify specific phases in each oscillation and their effects

Additional Learning

To learn more about oscillations in these parts of the ocean, review the corresponding lesson called Arctic Oscillation & North Atlantic Oscillation. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Ocean oscillations
  • The Arctic oscillation
  • The North Atlantic oscillation
  • Phases of each oscillation
  • Causes and effects