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The vertical ocean circulation that brings deep, cold water to the surface is called ___.
a) upwelling b) a surface current c) a density current d) an ocean wave
What describes the amount of dissolved salts in seawater?
a) density b) buoyancy c) salinity d) temperature
Which gases enters ocean water from organisms that phtosynthesize?
a) carbon b) nitrogen c) hydrogen d) oxygen
What climatic event is a warming of the Pacific Ocean?
a) El Nino b) La Nina c) Coriolis effect d) Alberta Clipper
What evidence is strongly suggested as an important component in global warming?
a) continental climate b) maritime climate c) Coriolis effect d) increase in trace gases
Which Earth system includes plants, animals, and humans?
a) biosphere b) lithosphere c) hydrosphere d) atmosphere
At Earth's surface in the northern hemisphere, air moves ___ from high pressure.
a) counterclockwise b) clockwise c) south d) north
At Earth's surface in the northern hemisphere, air moves ___ toward low pressure.
a) counterclockwise b) clockwise c) north d) south
___ are zones in which air masses interact.
a) Stationary fronts b) Weather fronts c) Cold fronts d) Warm fronts
The highest point on a wave is called ___.
a) a trough b) a crest c) the wavelength d) the wave height
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