Midterm 2 es4 test

eshapeesha's version from 2016-06-04 17:53


Question Answer
where is the world's ocean are there the oldest waters deep north pacific
horse latitudes30 north
itcz in june latitude5 north
northwest passage latitude60 north
itcz january5 south
southwesterly winds45 north
which of the following increase the buoyancy of air increasing water vapor content of air and warming the air
as water becomes saltier what happens to evaporation, freezing point, heat capacity, osmotic pressure, densityslows, decreases, decreases, increases, increases.
ice floats yup
pycnoclinedensity change
thermoclinetemperature change
haloclinesalinity change
what factors collectively act to move water in a circular pattern known as ocean gyreekman spiral, gravity, coriolis, wind
eastern and western boundary currents eastern boundary current are slow, bring water from the poles to the equator, and feed water that will get heated at the poles. western boundary currents are narrow, fast, and deep and they move poleward in each gyre.
one eastern boundary current california
one western boundary currenteastern australian current
equatorial upwellingoccurs because the trade winds push water towards the east. but, the coriolis effect and ekman spiraling make it so that the net movement of the water is perpendicular to the direction of the trade winds, moving water north in the north and south in the south. this creates an area of no water at the equator causing equatorial upwelling
easterliesmove west (polar cells and trade winds/hadley cells)
westerlies move east (ferrel cells)
hurricanesmove from outer high pressure to inner low pressure, coriolis deflects to the right making for net rotation to the left

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