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4 Multiple choice questions

  1. Western boundary currents of the subtropical gyres are faster, narrower, and deeper than their eastern boundary counterparts.
  2. Current in Antarctic waters that encircles Antarctica and flows from the west to east at approximately 50 degrees south latitude but varies between 40 and 65 degrees south latitude.
  3. A circular eddy of a surface current that contains cold water in its center surrounded by warm water and rotates counter-clock wise in the Northern Hemisphere.
  4. Upwelling common along in the equator that creates areas of high productivity, prolific for fishing grounds.

4 True/False questions

  1. Coastal downwellingProcess where water stacks up along the shoreline and has nowhere to go but down.

          

  2. Warm-core ringA circular eddy of a surface current that contains cold water in its center surrounded by warm water and rotates counter-clock wise in the Northern Hemisphere.

          

  3. Gulf streamCurrent that moves northward along the East Coast of the US warming coastal states and moderating winters in these and northern European regions.

          

  4. MonsoonWarm water current usually occurred around Christmas.

          

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