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    Air – Sea Interactions What makes the oceans and  atmosphere move?
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    Consider:   What is a  pycnocline ?  What is the  difference between a  halocline, thermocline,  and pycnocline ? Where in the world’s oceans is the  pycnocline  least and best developed ?  Why?
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    CASE STUDY - HURRICANES   Hurricanes require extremely warm water and  air. Therefore they form in one zone on the  planet. Where and why?
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    Sunlight hits Earth at different angles. The incident angle of sunlight is directly  proportional to its absorption. Earth’s ‘albedo’, or reflectivity is 30% on  average, but is it uniform throughout?. Earth’s atmosphere absorbs radiation. UNEVEN SOLAR HEATING
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    BASIC WEATHER PRINCIPLES Air rises if it’s less dense (and sinks if it’s  more dense). Surface feels lower pressure under rising 
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