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4 Multiple choice questions

  1. Warm sea water eddies that rotate clockwise surrounded by cooler water.
  2. Also referred to as deep ocean circulation which is caused by differences in temperature and salinity.
  3. Current that moves northward along the East Coast of the US warming coastal states and moderating winters in these and northern European regions.
  4. Warm water current usually occurred around Christmas.

4 True/False questions

  1. MonsoonSeasonal pattern winds of the northern Indian Ocean.


  2. Western intensificationAn east-west atmospheric pressure seesaw that accompanied El Nino.


  3. Conveyor-belt circulationAn integrated model combining deep thermohaline circulation and surface currents that resembles a large conveyor belt.


  4. West wind driftCurrent 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.