5 Written Questions
4 Multiple Choice Questions
- 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.
- Upwelling common along in the equator that creates areas of high productivity, prolific for fishing grounds.
- 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.
- Current that moves northward along the East Coast of the US warming coastal states and moderating winters in these and northern European regions.
4 True/False Questions
Coastal downwelling → Process where water stacks up along the shoreline and has nowhere to go but down.
El Nino → Seasonal pattern winds of the northern Indian Ocean.
Coastal upwelling → Process where water rises from below to replace the water moving away from the shore.
Southern Oscillation → Western boundary currents of the subtropical gyres are faster, narrower, and deeper than their eastern boundary counterparts.