GEOL 305 Final Exam Review Spring 2018 Climate What is the difference between weather and climate? What is the approximate length of one full glacial cycle? What controls this cycle? What part of the glacial cycle are we currently in? What are the three Milankovitch cycles? (You do not need to know the timing of each of the cycles, just what each of them does.) What types of data or proxies can be used to reconstruct earth’s climate prior to measurement with thermometers? (Focus on the 2 we discussed in class) What can we learn about earth’s past through studying ice cores? What can we learn about earth’s past through studying ocean sediments? Where do the conditions for El Niño develop? What are the “warm pool” and “cold tongue?” How do they change during El Niño conditions? La Niña conditions? What conditions define an El Niño and La Niña compared to neutral conditions? (in terms of sea surface temperature, thermocline position, productivity in the eastern Pacific, trade winds, and precipitation patterns) – make sure you refer to the geographic area you are talking about (i.e., the water gets warmer is not enough because some areas also get colder.
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