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Atmosphere and Ocean Currents

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12 questions
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  • Q1
    Ocean's contain stream-like movements of water called?
    currents
    winds
    rivers
    tides
    45s
  • Q2
    The two types of currents are _________________ and ____________________.
    surface and underwater
    surface and deep
    wind and deep
    ocean and stream
    45s
  • Q3
    Surface Currents are affected by?
    coriolis effect
    global winds
    continental deflection
    all of the above
    45s
  • Q4
    The source of energy that powers currents is?
    the sun
    wind
    friction
    salinity
    45s
  • Q5
    The _______________________is a warm-water current that makes the climate along the currents path a little bit warmer.
    Peru Current
    California Current
    Gulf Stream
    Canary Current
    45s
  • Q6
    The circular movement of water due to temperature and salinity differences is called?
    a conduction current
    the coriolis effect
    continental deflection
    a convection current
    45s
  • Q7
    ____________________ is the replacement of surface water with cold, nutrient-rich water. It is very important for ocean life!
    Convection
    Surface wind
    Conduction
    Upwelling
    45s
  • Q8
    Ocean currents transport_____________________.
    salt
    energy
    nitrogen, oxygen, CO
    all of the above
    45s
  • Q9
    Due to its warm and wet climate, this biome has the greatest variey of plants and animals.
    grassland
    temperate forest
    tropical rainforest
    desert
    45s
  • Q10
    Biomes are determined by ____________________.
    geography
    average percipitation
    average temperature
    all of the above
    45s
  • Q11
    Which biome has the coldest average temperature?
    tundra
    taiga
    rainforest
    deciduous forest
    45s
  • Q12
    Day to day changes in temperature, cloudiness, precipitation, pressure, ect. describes ______________________.
    climate
    ocean currents
    biomes
    weather
    45s

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