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Which statement best describes condition near the coast of South America during El Nino conditions?
a) sea surface temperatures are warmer than normal and trade winds are from the west b) sea surface temperatures are warmer than normal and trade winds are from the east c) sea surface temperatures are cooler than normal and trade winds are from the west d) sea surface temperatures are cooler than normal and trade winds are from the east
During El Nino, the shift in trade winds causes sea levels to
a) decrease along Australia and increase along South America b) decrease along both Australia and South America c) increase along Australia and decrease along South America d) increase along both Australia and South America
During El Nino events, thunderstorms increase in the eastern Pacific because warm, moist air is
a) low in density so it rises, causing expansion and cooling b) low in density so it sinks, causing compression and warming c) high in density so it rises, causing expansion and cooling d) high in density so it sinks, causing compression and warming
When El Nino conditions develop, this causes
a) changes in world wide precipitation patterns b) the reversal of Earth's seasons c) increased volcanic activity worldwide d) decreased ozone levels in the atmosphere
In the tropics, near the equator, an observer can generally find
a) low air pressure and wet weather b) high air pressure and wet weather c) high air pressure and dry weather d) low air pressure and dry weather
Land surfaces heat more rapidly than water surfaces because
a) land has a lower specific heat b) more energy from the sun falls on land c) sunlight penetrates to greater depths on land than in the water d) less of Earth's surface is covered by land than by water
On a sunny summer afternoon, the temperature of the ocean water around Long Island, New York, is usually
a) cooler than the land temperature b) warmer than the land temperature c) the same as the land temperature d) not predictable because there is no relationship between land and water temperature
Which of the following factors does not affect the climate?
a) longitude b) nearby mountains c) altitude d) nearby bodies of water
Compared with coastal locations, inland locations usually have
a) warmer summers and cooler winters b) cooler summers and warmer winters c) cooler summers and cooler winters d) warmer summers and warmer winters
How does latitude affect the average annual temperature at most location on Earth?
a) As latitude increases, the average annual temperature decreases. b) As latitude increases, the average annual temperature increases. c) Latitude has no effect on the average annual temperature on Earth. d) As latitude increases, the average annual temperature increases and then decreases.
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