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Which current is off the east coast of the US, bringing warm water toward the poles?
a) Gulf Stream b) California Current c) North Equatorial current d) North Atlantic current
Which current is off the west coast of the US, bringing cooler water from the poles?
a) Gulf Stream b) California current c) West wind drift d) Brazil current
What current circumvents the globe? (Goes all the way around the world?)
a) Gulf Stream b) South Equatorial current c) West Wind Drift d) North Pacific current
Why are there no polar bears in England?
a) The gulf stream brings warm water and warm temperatures to the northern latitude. b) There are no penguins for them to eat c) England is too close to the equator d) The ocean is heated by the canary current.
Which describes El Nino?
a) Worldwide drought for years b) Areas of the earth receive extreme weather conditions such as flooding, droughts, hurricanes, etc. c) Calm weather conditions in all coastal regions d) Abundance of fish, especially off the coast of South America
What causes surface currents?
a) Wind b) Fish swimming the same way c) Rotation of the earth d) Revolution of the earth
What do surface currents have to do with our weather
a) They make everything warmer b) They make everything cooler c) Nothing d) They make some places cooler and some warmer depending on the current that flows by them
What direction do currents move in the Northern Hemisphere
a) Clockwise b) Counterclockwise c) Right d) Left
What is NOT a reason for currents to change direction?
a) Continent b) Coriolis Effect c) El Nino d) Evaporation
How many major gyres (circular patterns) are there for surface currents, worldwide?
a) 3 b) 4 c) 5 d) 6
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