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The dominant pattern of surface ocean currents is...
Perpendicular to coast lines
Warm oceans currents move water away from the ____.
The G___ S_____ is an example of a warm ocean current
Which ocean current impacts the UK?
The Atlantic Stream
The North Atlantic Drift
The North Equatorial Current
The Labrador Current
The amount of energy it takes to raise the temperature of a body is known as the ___ ___ ___ (3 words!)
In polar regions cold salty water _____.
Rises to the surfaces
Is less dense than warm water
Mixes with warm water to moderate temperature
The air circulation that occurs at low latitudes in the pacific is the ______ circulation
Normally cold nutrient rich water upwells off the coast of South America
A very strong El Nino is known as El Nino Maximus
El Nino could lead to forest fires in Peru
Los Ninos is an exaggeration of the normal conditions.
The place most impacted by typhoon Haiyan was....
The natural pH of sea water is....
During a(n) ____ event, trade winds are much stronger than usual.
The movement of deep, cold, nutrient filled water to the surface of the ocean is..
Why is upwelling important?
Upwelling regulates ocean temperature
Upwelling provides nutrient rich water that sustains life
Upwelling controls the tides
Upwelling helps sailors to navigate the seas