Chapter 9. 13 Hydrosphere Landform

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1 Title Page Photo Movement of Ocean Water Permanent Ice Surface Waters Underground Water
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2 Movement of Ocean Waters 2 types: 1. Surface Currents Mostly horizontal Primarily wind-driven Well-mixed Coriolis effect Affected by land masses Sit on top of deep currents
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3 2. Deep Surface Currents (thermohaline circulation) Occurs due to contrasts in temp. and salinity Thermo haline Surface and Deep Current pattern is called Global Conveyor-belt circulation
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4 Waves Mostly movement of form, rather than of substance Or to say another way: Of energy, rather than matter
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5 Permanent Ice—Cryosphere • 2 nd largest storage for moisture • Two ice realms 1. Ice on land (covers 10% of land surface) Alpine glaciers Surrounded by mountainous land forms
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6 Ice on land Ice cap – Fig. 9-12 a dome-shaped mass of glacier spreads out in all directions < 50,000 square-kilometers
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7 Ice on land Ice sheets • a dome-shaped mass of glacier ice that covers surrounding terrain • > 50,000 square kilometers
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8 Ice on land Ice sheets • a dome-shaped mass of glacier ice that covers surrounding terrain • > 50,000 square km • Antarctica & Greenland
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Permanent Ice—Cryosphere Ice shelf a massive portion of a continental ice sheet that projects out over sea. Ross Ice shelf -Antarctica
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This note was uploaded on 04/13/2008 for the course GEO 101 taught by Professor Shapiro during the Spring '08 term at Rutgers.

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