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exam 2 - Chapter 8 Key terms and questions Familiarize...

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Chapter 8: Key terms and questions Familiarize yourself with all the key terms and study questions listed at the end of chapter 8. In addition, study the following self-test questions. All the information required to answer these questions is given in your textbook. 1. The Sargasso Sea is located in a. the Pacific b. the Indian Ocean c. the North Atlantic d. Antarctica 2. The thermohaline circulation is primarily driven by prevailing winds. a. true b. false – temperature and salinity 3. Movement of the surface layer of the ocean in a direction approximately 45° to the wind is explained by the a. divergence b. Ekman spiral c. convergence d. gravity 4. Westward intensification of currents is caused by all of the following except :
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5. Convergence of water results in 6. Which of the following is not a characteristic of eastern boundary currents? 7. The subtropical gyre in the Northern Hemisphere flows in a counterclockwise direction. a. true b. false 8. Boundary currents
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