Currents and Climate
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How would California be different if there were no California Current?
D. Its climate would be warmer.
The region of the globe where the Gulf Stream and other warm water currents originate is known as the _________.
It is important for scientists to learn as much as possible about El Niño because the weather pattern
C.has so many effects on organisms and land.
Which statement describes the negative effects of El Niño?
B.Rain, flash floods, and mudslides occur in places where there is usually little rain, while usually wet areas suffer from drought.
Buoys that record El Niño can transmit data to satellites in space. What can you conclude from this fact?
D. The buoys are equipped with computers.
Upwelling is a process in which warm, nutrient-rich water from the deep ocean rises to the surface.
A change in the water temperature of the Pacific Ocean that produces a warm current
An unusually long period during which rainfall is below average
Used to collect data to predict an El Niño
If ocean currents have changed their circulation patterns, you can conclude that
A.patterns of wind circulation have also changed.
Surface currents greatly affect the climate in many parts of the world.