Unformatted text preview: ± For satellite pictures showing many different kinds of things, see: http://www.osei.noaa.gov/ Review: Ocean currents ± What is the direction of the major ocean currents in the Atlantic and Pacific Ocean? Why do they have that direction? ± What is upwelling? What is the effect of upwelling on the ocean temperature in a region? ± How can a wind parallel to a coastline produce upwelling? ± What is an Ekman spiral? ± Is the typical ocean temperature warm or cold by the coast of Peru? ± Why is the Pacific Ocean so warm by Indonesia? Review ± What is the trigger that starts warm water sloshing eastward along the equatorial Pacific? ± What are conditions in the Pacific like during El Niño? During La Niña? ± How does the atmosphere above the Pacific Ocean respond to the ocean’s temperature changes? ± How often do El Niños occur? ± Give examples of climatic effects associated with El Niño and La Niña....
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- Fall '08
- Pacific Ocean, Equator, Intertropical Convergence Zone, Trade wind