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Convection Currents

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  • Q1
    The arrows in the picture below show several ways heat is transferred from the Sun as it strikes sand on the surface of a beach. Which picture shows convection?
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    4
    3
    2
    1
    120s
  • Q2
    Several factors can cause weather patterns in the atmosphere. The diagram below shows how air movement near the equator can form thunderstorms. Which process is the main source of this diagram?
    Question Image
    decrease in relative humidity
    warming in the upper atmosphere
    movement of ocean currents
    heating by energy from the Sun
    120s
  • Q3
    A wind that blows from the sea to the land during the day, because the land heats faster than the ocean
    sea breeze
    land breeze
    ocean current
    wind
    120s
  • Q4
    A wind that blows from the land to the sea at night, because the ocean maintains heat longer than the land
    sea breeze
    wind
    land breeze
    ocean current
    120s
  • Q5
    Wind currents always move in what pattern?
    low pressure to high pressure
    west to east
    east to west
    high pressure to low pressure
    120s
  • Q6
    What directly impacts ocean and wind currents?
    Earth revolving around the sun
    Sun's energy
    Rotation of the Earth
    Moon's gravitational pull
    120s
  • Q7
    What is a naturally occurring vortex of wind and currents that rotate in a clockwise direction in the northern hemisphere and counter-clockwise in the southern hemisphere. These create a whirlpool effect, whose vortex moves more slowly at the center and that is where marine plastic debris collects.
    hurricane
    gyre
    tornado
    vortex
    120s
  • Q8
    What are the long, narrow, tubes of air found between the troposphere and the stratosphere?
    jet stream
    deep current
    gyre
    surface current
    120s
  • Q9
    This causes winds and ocean currents to move in a curving motion, rather than straight path due to the Earth's rotation. This causes winds to deflect off to the right or clockwise in Northern Hemisphere and left or counter clockwise in the Southern Hemisphere.
    Gyre
    The Coriolis Effect
    Jet Stream
    Hurricanes
    120s
  • Q10
    What is a stream like movement of ocean water far below the surface that flows because of differences of density and temperature
    jet stream
    gyre
    surface current
    deep current
    120s

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