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5 Matching questions

  1. Milankovitch cycles
  2. insolation
  3. The 3 Milankovitch cycles
  4. El Nino events
  5. Thermohaline Circulation
  1. a ... affect global weather patterns and are caused by changes in wind strength in the equatorial Pacific Ocean
  2. b solar radiation from the sun
  3. c the conveyor belt of heat and salt transport in oceans
  4. d Precession, obliquity, and eccentricity
  5. e orbital parameters affecting how much energy earth receives from the sun

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. the average surface condition over some period of time
  2. the wobble of the earth on its axis (11,000 year period to move between extremes)
  3. reflectivity of earth's surface (mostly reflected by clouds)
  4. air pressure 'flips' between Australia (W) and Tahiti (E)
  5. the closest orbital point to the sun (147 million km)

5 True/False questions

  1. obliquitythe average surface condition over some period of time


  2. weathershort term changes in surface conditions


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


  4. ice coreslong carbon-chain molecules made by some plankton


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


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