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This has basically everything ^^^ Go crazy :-) WE BACK AND BETTER THAN EVER STUDY GUIDE FOR EXAM 2 INTRO TO OCEANOGRAPHY NOTE : This list is NOT exhaustive. It is only a rough guide, with broad topics ! You should have much more in your notes and textbook. Check them to answer these questions and complete this study guide. Please do not email me these questions expecting answers once more. In the Arctic, if the ice melts, then the oceans would get warmer Oxygen, being negative in the water molecule, wants to bond with the Na positive atom in the sodium chloride molecule Anticyclones are not hurricanes; only cyclones are considered hurricanes When you go to the beach, the water would typically be cooler than the sand because the water has a higher heat capacity than the land does There was such a huge toll in New Orleans due to flooding and the fact that the city is below sea level Deserts and area with high salinity are located in the 30º/subtropical regions of the globe The iceberg that interfered with the Titanic was not the main reason that the ship sank, it just became more dense The Solid phase of water has molecules that are all hydrogen bonded Promontories experience the strongest waves because there is nothing for them to break down into Cool water off of the CA coast is upwelled and brings a rich amount of sea life The density of the Dead Sea is high, causing people to float when they swim in it When currents reverse in the Pacific (from west to east instead of east to west), it is El Niño season 60 million years ago, the broad trend of the Earth’s temperature was cooling East-way winds are the Easterlies Wind waves are all deep waves because they travel in deep water Clicker Questions ** I may be missing clicker questions from 10/19 because that was the day I skipped class 1. Name the atoms and their charger for a water molecule 1. Big atom = oxygen (-); small atoms = hydrogen (+) b. What must you do to water in order to make it change phases? 1. Add and/or remove heat b. Where do cold, salty waters sink? 1. At high latitudes! → Ex: Antarctica b. Surface salinity is highest when 1. Precipitation is lowest → When it rains, it dilutes the salty areas, so think of deserts like Death Valley b. Mediterranean Sea dried up 6 mya. How do we know? 1. Layers of solid rock salt are formed underneath → 2 km of rock salt! b. Why is solar radiation the strongest around the Equatorial regions?
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/ 7. What is the most abundant gas in the atmosphere? a. Nitrogen! → N 2 78%, O 2 21%, Ar 0.9%, CO 2 0.04% 7. Pressure where it rains must be a. Low pressure 7. Pressure where the desert is must be a. High pressure 7. At the equator the Coriolis effect is a. Minimum → At the equator, the Coriolis effect is non-existent! No hurricanes happen here 7. The SE coast just had a nice ____ pressure system move over it a. Low → Hurricanes!
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