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FALL 2010---INTRODUCTION TO OCEANOGRAPHY--- GEOL 107 Study Guide #4 (Heat, Circulation, Waves, Tides, Sediments)- Note: these guides are designed to help you decide what is important to know from the lecture and book material. They may not cover every single topic I might ask about on an exam, but they cover most topics. To study for exams, use this guide, use notes from class, use textbook. EXAM IS THIS FRIDAY -Does the coriolis effect both the direction of wind and the direction of ocean currents? -Explain simple convective atmospheric circulation, what is the Hadley Cell? -Do you understand the causes of high and low pressure systems? -The position of the continents has an impact on how ocean currents circulate, for example, how does the geometry of the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico influence circulation in the N. Atlantic? -Water flows downhill and coriolis deflects it to the right or left. How does water have the opportunity to flow downhill at the surface of the ocean? How does water get piled into a hill? -What are gyres? -Why don’t hurricanes form at the equator, isn’t there is plenty of warm water?
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