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5 Matching Questions

  1. El Nino events
  2. perihelion
  3. West Pacific Warm Pool
  4. The 3 Milankovitch cycles
  5. eccentricity
  1. a Precession, obliquity, and eccentricity
  2. b the closest orbital point to the sun (147 million km)
  3. c the shape of earth's orbit
  4. d ... affect global weather patterns and are caused by changes in wind strength in the equatorial Pacific Ocean
  5. e located near the equator-where water is warmer in the west Pacific than the east Pacific

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. the wobble of the earth on its axis (11,000 year period to move between extremes)
  2. the conveyor belt of heat and salt transport in oceans
  3. the average surface condition over some period of time
  4. long carbon-chain molecules made by some plankton
  5. (tilt) earth's orientation relative to the solar plane fluctuations (between 21.5 and 24.5 degrees over 41,000 years)

5 True/False Questions

  1. Southern Oscillationair pressure 'flips' between Australia (W) and Tahiti (E)


  2. aphelionthe farthest orbital point from the sun (152 million km)


  3. insolationthe farthest orbital point from the sun (152 million km)


  4. cryospherethe frozen part of the earth's surface, including glaciers, polar ice caps, continental ice sheets, etc.


  5. negative feedbackWhen A increases, B increases, which causes A to increase even more.Ex. temp increase, ice melts, albedo decrease, temp increase


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