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Air, Ocean Currents and Biogeochemical Cycles

Quiz by Devon Roesener

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  • Q1

    Global air masses that carry moisture are known as . . .

    continental air masses

    polar air masses

    tropical air masses

    maritime air masses

  • Q2

    Global air masses that are dry are known as . . . 

    polar air masses

    continental air masses

    maritime air masses

    tropical air masses

  • Q3

    A volume of air defined by its temperature and water vapor content.


    air mass

    ocean current

    air circulation

  • Q4

    A cool breeze coming off the ocean on a hot day.

    sea breeze

    ocean current

    tidal wave

    ocean breeze

  • Q5

    Intense storms that originate from the tropics and gain energy from the heat of the ocean.



    tropical storms

    tidal waves

  • Q6

    If the Earth did not rotate on its axis, the atmosphere would only circulate between . . .

    the poles and the equator

    the equator and 60 degree S latitude

    only the equator

    the equator and 60 degree N latitude

  • Q7

    The deflection of the air because of Earth's rotation is called the _____.

    Coral effect

    circulating air affect

    Coriolis effect

    Corolla affect

  • Q8

    Closed circulation loop that begins at the equator to 30 degrees N or S of the equator.

    Polar cell

    Hadley cell

    Westerly Cell

    Ferrel Cell

  • Q9

    Air in these cells sinks over the highest latitudes and flows out towards the lower latitudes at the surface.


    Hadley Cells

    Polar Cells

    Trade winds

  • Q10

    Motion of air between 30 and 60 degrees N and S of the equator.

    Ferrel cells

    Trade winds

    Hadley cells

    Southern westerlies

  • Q11

    Winds that blow east to west just N and S of the equator.




    Trade winds

  • Q12

    A belt of the converging northeast and southeast trade winds causing an air uplift and producing clusters of convective storms.

    trade winds


    horse latitudes


  • Q13

    A belt of calm air and sea occurring in both the northern and southern hemispheres between the trade winds and the westerlies.


    hadley winds

    ferrel winds

    horse latitudes

  • Q14

    Has an impact on ocean temperatures, the speed and strength of ocean currents, the health of coastal fisheries, and local weather.

    Pacific Ocean Current

    California Current

    El Nino

    La Nina

  • Q15

    A climate pattern that describes the cooling of surface ocean waters along the tropical west coast of South America.

    la nina

    equatorial ocean current

    Peru ocean current

    el nino


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