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5 Matching questions

  1. Milankovitch cycles
  2. El Nino events
  3. The 3 Milankovitch cycles
  4. biogeography
  5. positive feedback
  1. a orbital parameters affecting how much energy earth receives from the sun
  2. b Precession, obliquity, and eccentricity
  3. c When A increases, B increases, which causes A to increase even more.Ex. temp increase, ice melts, albedo decrease, temp increase
  4. d where plants and animals do and don't live now and in the past
  5. e ... affect global weather patterns and are caused by changes in wind strength in the equatorial Pacific Ocean

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. (tilt) earth's orientation relative to the solar plane fluctuations (between 21.5 and 24.5 degrees over 41,000 years)
  2. a change in one component affects another component
  3. reflectivity of earth's surface (mostly reflected by clouds)
  4. located near the equator-where water is warmer in the west Pacific than the east Pacific
  5. When A increases, B decreases, causing A to decrease Ex. global warming increase, thermohaline circulation decrease, global warming decrease

5 True/False questions

  1. biological pumpwhere plants and animals do and don't live now and in the past


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


  3. Southern Oscillationsolar radiation from the sun


  4. insolationsolar radiation from the sun


  5. cryosphereincludes all of the earth's water found in oceans, glaciers, lakes, ground water, and the air.