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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

    30s
  • Q2

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

    polar air masses

    continental air masses

    maritime air masses

    tropical air masses

    30s
  • Q3

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

    climate

    air mass

    ocean current

    air circulation

    30s
  • Q4

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

    sea breeze

    ocean current

    tidal wave

    ocean breeze

    30s
  • Q5

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

    hurricanes

    tsunamis

    tropical storms

    tidal waves

    30s
  • 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

    30s
  • Q7

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

    Coral effect

    circulating air affect

    Coriolis effect

    Corolla affect

    30s
  • 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

    30s
  • Q9

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

    Westerlies

    Hadley Cells

    Polar Cells

    Trade winds

    30s
  • Q10

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

    Ferrel cells

    Trade winds

    Hadley cells

    Southern westerlies

    30s
  • Q11

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

    Doldrums

    Westerlies

    Easterlies

    Trade winds

    30s
  • Q12

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

    trade winds

    westerlies

    horse latitudes

    doldrums

    30s
  • Q13

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

    doldrums

    hadley winds

    ferrel winds

    horse latitudes

    30s
  • 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

    30s
  • 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

    30s

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