#### homework3(rivers)2009

Arizona, GEO 212
Excerpt: ... e of Sediment on the Ocean Floor Map", please determine which desert may have been the source of clay in the following areas: Indian Ocean, south of Australia: Name of main desert nearby: _ Southern Atlantic Ocean , just west of southernmost Africa: Name of main desert nearby: _ Central Atlantic Ocean : Name of main desert nearby: _ Eastern Pacific Ocean, just west of California (hint: we live in this desert!): Name of main desert nearby: _ 3. Please fill in the diagram below, which is a profile view of the land surface of South America and the seafloor in the adjacent Pacific and Atlantic Ocean basins. Please show and label the following on the profile diagram below: (hint: this is great for exam review!) South America and Nazca plates and the boundary between them Arrows that show the motion of the two main plates Stratovolcano in the Andes Mountains Magma rising into the ...

#### LAquiz

CSU San Marcos, GHY 101
Excerpt: ... MAP QUIZ STUDY GUIDE: Physical Features: Atlantic Ocean Andes Mountains Amazon River Orinoco River Caribbean Sea Pampas Patagonia Rio Grande Countries: Argentina Brazil Colombia Ecuador Guatemala Honduras Mexico Nicaragua Peru Cities: Bogot Cartegena Guayaquil Managua Porto Alegre Quito Rio de Janeiro Tegucigalpa Valencia ...

#### Mar555_pb7

UMass Dartmouth, MAR 555
Excerpt: ... MAR555: Problem Set for Lecture 7 1. Assume that the ice is melting in the Arctic Ocean. This process produces a significant amount of freshwater near the surface. Based on the knowledge of the circulation in the Arctic region and the North Atlantic Ocean , could you estimate how long it will take for the freshwater to be advected from the eastern coast of Greenland to the Scotian shelf? ...

#### Homework1

Arizona, GEOS 212
Excerpt: ... OCEANOGRAPHY (Geosciences 212, Fall `08) NAME_ Homework #1: Due 9/11/08 STUDY GROUP LEADER _ OCEAN BASINS AND PLATE TECTONICS This exercise requires your large World Map, a page-size copy of the map (attached), a ruler with centimeter divisions, and a calculator. 1. Use the Ocean Floor age map (in lower left corner or your large world map) to answer the following questions. Recall that age is expressed in millions of years (m.y. or my) a) What is the age of the oldest oceanic crust in the Central Atlantic Ocean ? _ my Please put two dots labeled A and B on the accompanying page-size map showing where this oldest crust is located in the western (A) and eastern (B) sides of the central Atlantic. Note that there is a wide range of places for these dots. b) What is the age of the oldest oceanic crust along the west coast of South America? _ my Please put a dot labeled C on the accompanying map showing where this oldest crust is located. c) What is th ...

#### Lecture_20_Turbidites

Caltech, GE 112
Excerpt: ... Lecture 20 Turbidites and other deep-ocean sedim ents Idealized passive continental m argin Continental shelf and rise and abyssal plain of the w estern North Atlantic Ocean Active continental m argin com only has no continental rise m Frontal thrust and slide scars Young frontal thrust diverting canyon-channel system The Cascadian continental m argin An exam of ple oceanic bathym etry along an active plate boundary subm arine fan Colum River bia An idealized Boum a sequence Geom of subm etry arine fans and the associations of facies A-E/G facies, Central Range, Taiw an Distribution of submarine fan facies The abyssal plain of the w estern North Atlantic Ocean ...

#### hwk4

Purdue, EAS 100
Excerpt: ... ice with data plotting (maps and graphs) and analysis. Procedure: 1. Using the attached table of Hurricane Hugo's location (in latitude and longitude), maximum sustained wind speed (in knots; 1 knot = 1.15 miles/hour = 1.85 km/hr), and minimum atmospheric pressure (in millibars or hPa), and the attached map of the north Atlantic Ocean , plot the location of Hurricane Hugo at twelve-hour intervals (locations are given at 1000 and 2200 hours for each date) from September 11 to 22. Using the dashed latitude and longitude lines on the north Atlantic Ocean map, for each location in the table (for example, for 2200 hours on September 11, the location is 12.8N latitude and 30.5W longitude), put a dot on the map at that location. For the locations at 2200 hours of each day, write the date (11, 12, etc.) next to the dot. As an example and to get you started, the first three data points are already plotted on the map for you. Note that you need to interpolate (estimate) the locations between the dashed latitude and ...

#### hwk4

Purdue, EAS 100
Excerpt: ... a. The assignment also provides practice with data plotting (maps and graphs) and analysis. Procedure: 1. Using the attached table of Hurricane Hugo's location (in latitude and longitude), maximum sustained wind speed (in knots; 1 knot = 1.15 m iles/hour = 1.85 km/hr), and minimum atmospheric pressure (in millibars or hPa), and the attached map of the north Atlantic Ocean , plot the location of Hurricane Hugo at twelve- hour intervals (locations are given at 1000 and 2200 hours for each date) from September 11 to 22. Using the dashed latitude and longitude lines on the north Atlantic Ocean map, for each location in the table (for example, for 2200 hours on September 11, the location is 12.8N latitude and 30.5W longitude), put a dot on the map at that location. For the locations at 2200 hours of each day, write the date (11, 12, etc.) next to the dot. As an example and to get you started, the first three data points are already plotted on the map for you. Note that you need to interpolate (estimate) the loc ...

#### homework4(duckies)S2009

Arizona, GEO 212
Excerpt: ... GEOS 212-1 Homework #4 Due during Study Group or in lecture on Mar 5 NAME _ Please make sure that you do your own work on this exercise. It's fine to discuss information with other students, but the answers you turn in must be written in your own words. Currents in the Pacific and Atlantic Ocean s This homework deals with the patterns and rates of surface currents in the Pacific and Atlantic Ocean s. To do this exercise you will need to refer to your World Map as well as maps of: surface currents sea-surface temperature salinity wind belts Pacific Ocean currents First, we will follow the path of a ship-load of 29,000 rubber duckies that spilled into the North Pacific in 1992 (http:/news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2001/06/0619_seacargo.html). The spill occurred just south of the Aleutian Islands, within the North Pacific Current, and the duckies have since been carried all around the North and Central Pacific by surface currents. On the map below, please draw the path a ducky woul ...

#### Homework Assignment 6 Ocean Circulation

UVA, EAST 101
Excerpt: ... nt located along the western coast of the US? Is the current a warm or cold current? 5. What direction is the general surface current circulation in the North Atlantic Ocean ? In the South Atlantic Ocean ? 2 Name _ Thermohaline (Density) Circulation Thermohaline circulation results when water of greater density flows under or through water of a lower density. At any given depth, the density of water is influenced by its temperature and salinity factors which affect the waters density. Salinity Salinity is the amount of dissolved solid material in water, expressed as parts per thousand parts of water. Although there are many dissolved salts in seawater (see lecture notes), sodium and chloride (common table salt) is the most abundant. Variations in the salinity of seawater are primarily a consequence of changes in the water content of the solution. In regions where evaporation is high, the proportionate amount of dissolved material in seawater is increased by removing wate ...

#### Exm2_MapStudyGuide2008Spring_EuropeRussiaCAsiaO...

Ill. Chicago, GEOG 151
Excerpt: ... Intro to Cultural Geography (Geog 151 Spring 2008) - Exam Two Map Study Guide For the map portion of the test, study the place-names below (practice writing them on blank maps, _without_ using a "pool" of map names or an answer key; in other words, know these place-names by heart). (Reminder: To prepare for the rest of the test, you should study your lecture notes and read the assigned chapters in the Rowntree and Stansfield books. Study each chapter's vocabulary (the boldface and italicized terms), then review each page (or outline each chapter) to ensure that you understand all of the major concepts. ) PLACE NAMES TO STUDY: 1. PHYSICAL FEATURES: Pacific Ocean Atlantic Ocean Arctic Ocean Indian Ocean Black Sea Caspian Sea Aral Sea Amu Darya Syr Darya Mediterranean Sea Baltic Sea Ural Mountains Caucasus Mountains Great Barrier Reef (be able to locate which part of the coast it lines) Great Dividing Range Gulf of Carpentaria North Sea English Channel Darling-Murray River system 2. The World Regions (Cultur ...

#### globalsub

University of Florida , OCP 6050
Excerpt: ... rlies carry more water from the Atlantic and Caribbean (0.36 Sv) than comes in off Africa (0.19 Sv). Also note that the westerlies bring in 0.07 Sv but 0.25 Sv leave towards Asia. These fluxes result in a net loss by the North Atlantic of 0.32 Sv of freshwater. The Atlantic Ocean The Atlantic Ocean was the first ocean to be rather extensively studied and in a way that was lucky. It had very well defined water masses that were formed in a variety of ways and it was small enough to sample in a few weeks rather than the months it takes to sample across the Pacific. A cross section through the Atlantic Ocean from the Arctic to Antarctic (Figure 4) shows the key water masses in the ocean. Note the distribution of Antarctic Bottom Water (AABW), North Atlantic Deep Water (NADW), Antarctic Intermediate Water (AAIW), and Subtropical Mode Water (or Surface STMW). North Atlantic Deep Water Volume 99(C6) of JGR has a thorough review of the North Atlantic Ocean . The source of NADW has been the focus of research sinc ...

#### 04 Ocean Currents

Baylor, GEO 1408
Excerpt: ... ts Climate Currents from low latitudes into higher latitudes (warm currents) transfer heat from warmer to cooler areas Influence of cold currents is most pronounced in the tropics or during the summer months in the middle latitudes Average ocean surface currents Ocean currents and climate Warm ocean currents warm air at coast Warm, humid air Humid climate on adjoining landmass Cool ocean currents cool air at coast Cool, dry air Dry climate on adjoining landmass Ocean currents and climate Fig. 7-8a Atlantic Ocean circulation South Atlantic Subtropical Gyre Brazil Current Antarctic Circumpolar Current Benguela Current South Equatorial Current Fig. 7.14 Perhaps the strongest storm in the recorded history of the South Atlantic Ocean crossed the coast of Brazil in early April 2004. Named "Caterina", this storm was classified as the first ever Category 1 Hurricane. (note the clockwise rotation) Katrina at Saffir-Simpson Level 5 Gulf Stream ...

#### 1-7Civil_Liberties_sm

Kentucky, CH 160
Excerpt: ... Pacific Ocean Atlantic Ocean Indian Ocean Human Rights: Political Rights and Civil Liberties Free Partly free Not free ...

#### boscon_2004070811_08

Princeton, BOSCON 2004070811
Excerpt: ... View of the beach and the Atlantic Ocean from the overlooking bluffs. Going off to the left is a ramp of more or less hard packed sand that leads down to the beach. ...

#### HW_5_2008

Washington, OC 210
Excerpt: ... Problem Set 5 Ocean 210, Autumn 2008 Due at the beginning of class on Friday, October 31, 2008 1. In the movie The Day after Tomorrow (http:/www.foxhome.com/dayaftertomorrow), global warming causes the catastrophic destruction of the earths climate over several days. Large areas of the Greenland and Antarctic ice shelves break off and melt, diluting the Atlantic Ocean with large amounts of fresh water. This disrupts the ocean's thermohaline circulation by shutting off the formation of North Atlantic Deep Water (NADW), and slows the Gulf Stream, causing a rapid cooling of the northern hemisphere. (Note: You do not need to watch the movie in order to answer this question but you could if you want to.) Keep in mind that the movie is mostly science fiction and most, if not all, of the suggested environmental extremes are impossible. For example, as far as we know, ice cannot really chase you down the hallway and instantaneously freeze you, i.e. the time-scales are incorrect. And, a cool one, because we have l ...

#### ECOL410A_HW02

Arizona, ECOL 410
Excerpt: ... Name _ ECOL410A Biology of the Oceans, Homework #2 (due Wed, Sept 10) [ Each question is worth 10% unless otherwise noted ] 1. (a) What properties of seawater determine its density? (b) Fresh water has a density maximum at a temperature above the freezing point, which allows ice to float. Is this also true for sea water? Why does ice formed from sea water float? (c) Is the North Atlantic Ocean saltier or fresher on average than the Pacific? 2. (a) What is the pressure at the bottom of the ocean (average depth used in class notes) relative to sea surface pressure? What unit of pressure is very similar to 1 meter? (b) How do Eckman driven currents (e.g., wind-driven) differ in the southern vs northern hemisphere? 3. When two oceanic plates moving towards each other meet, they form a structure on the ocean seafloor called a (a) trench or (b) ridge [ circle one]. What forms when two continental plates moving towards each other meet? Why is the response the same or different? 5. How might ...

#### The Rock Cycle

Penn State, GEOSC 10
Excerpt: ... ossible to flow into the Atlantic Ocean ) ...

#### EOS_155_Exam_2_Review_Sheet

Duke, EOS 155
Excerpt: ... ealevel rise if the ice sheets on Antarctica were to melt? Explain the three major means to raise sealevel. Which ones are important to current climate change. Why? What role does thermal expansion play? Why are projections of sealevel rise by 2100 likely low? Explain how the loss of ice shelves influences ice loss rates on the continents. What significance did the break-up of the Larsen B ice shelf hold for climate change studies? What is the Oceanic Conveyer Belt? What drives Atlantic Ocean Circulation? What is the Younger Dryas? How might global warming affect ocean circulation why? 2 ...

#### HIST2111-Week1B

UGA, HIST 2111
Excerpt: ... The Creation of the Atlantic World TA Assignments: Last Name TA MHL Class ID 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. A- Co Cu - Ha He - McC McD-Ru S-Z Jason Kirby Megan Lane Kyle Osborn Megan Sparks Stephen Tully CM183431 CM310533 CM803329 CM562135 CM728080 Textbooks ISBN 10: 0321429818 ISBN-10: 0-618-67832-8 What is the Atlantic World? What is the Atlantic World? 1. Organizing Concept: Concept used to organize the scholarly study of the civilizations and cultures that developed within the Atlantic Ocean basin from the 15th century to the present 2. Geographical Concept: Comprises the three continent and its peoples that borders the Atlantic Ocean - Europe, Africa and America 3. Trade Concept: Recognition that communities were created and linked together by elaborate trade networks that criss-crossed the Atlantic Ocean What's the Significance of the "Atlantic World"? QuickTimeTM and a TIFF (Uncompressed) decompressor are needed to see this picture. What's the Significance ...

#### lab7

North-West Uni., EARTH 107
Excerpt: ... s? Plate Boundaries 3. How many earthquakes occur in a typical month on a global basis? 4. On average, how many earthquakes occur per day? 6. How many months of data are required for the plate boundaries to emerge? Sea Floor Spreading 7. Where are the youngest rocks in the Atlantic Ocean ? 8. Where are the oldest Atlantic rocks? 9. Consider Wegeners reconstruction of Pangea. Do the patterns of ocean oor age and the geography of the Mid Atlantic ridge support the idea of Pangea? Explain. Geological Sciences 107 Exercise #7: Plate Tectonics ...

#### 2_tectonic_plate_study_guide

CSU Northridge, BMP 49869
Excerpt: ... Chapter 6 Science Study Guide Earth's Structure and Tectonic Plates Name_ Date_ Period_ 1. The Earth's crust is made up of approximately 12 large pieces called_. 2. The Theory that explains continental drift, fossil dispersion, and mountain formation is called_. 3. _ occurs at the mid- Atlantic ocean ridge and is the reason that the North/South American Plates and Eurasian/African Plates are drifting apart. 4. 245 million years ago there was a super continent called_, it was surrounded by a sea called _. Draw and label the tectonic boundaries Label the structure of the Earth Label the following types of folding (folded rock layers) Label the following types of faulting ...

#### MAR555_pb5

UMass Dartmouth, MAR 555
Excerpt: ... MAR555: Problem Set for Lecture 5 1. When a warm-core ring is formed by a meander of the Gulf Stream, warm water is moved north. The opposite happens when a cold-core ring is formed. From information you have on the characteristics of rings, estimate their contributions to the northward heat and salt fluxes. Assume that the annually averaged oceanic heat flux in the North Atlantic Ocean is -21022 J. Are rings important contributors to the oceanic heat budget? Why? (Hint: the heat and salt fluxes are equal to !C p TV and !SV where is the water density given as 1.0275106 g/m3; Cp = 4.184 J/g oC; T and S are the average temperature and salinity of a ring; and V is the volume of a ring.) ...

#### VanArsdaleElevatingS

ASU, GEO 3
Excerpt: ... Data Table Worksheet Name: _ Period: _ First, make the scatter plot using the graph paper on the next page. Be sure to label the country. Second, after you study the scatter plot, make your prediction on whether or not you think that tectonic plates are colliding in the country. Simply fill in the last column with a "YES" or "NO". Country Lowest Elevation Lake Eyre Neusiedler See Rio Paraguay Turpan Pendi Lammelfjord Rhone River Atlantic Ocean Dead Sea Death Valley Meters Highest Elevation Meters Collision Zone or not? Australia Austria Bolivia China Denmark France Iceland Israel United States -15 115 90 -154 -7 -2 0 -408 -4 -86 Mt Kosciuszko Grossglockner Nevado Sajama Mt Everest (Tibet/Nepal) Ejer Bavnejo Mont Blanc Hvannadalshnuker Har Meron Ben Nevis Mt McKinley 2229 3798 6542 8850 173 4807 2119 1208 1343 6194 United Kingdom Fenland Name: _ Period: _ Data Table 2 Worksheet Name: _ Period: _ Now, examine the map showing ...