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climate - calving PRS If a glacier is in equilibrium with...

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Rip Currents
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Coastal Engineering Seawalls
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Beach Armor – Rip-Rap
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Groins, jetties
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PRS Which way is the longshore current flowing? A. To the North B. To the South C. To the East D to the West E. Can’t tell
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Beach Nourishment
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GROUP PRS Why has the southern part of the island migrated onshore? A. Change of wave direction B. Development on southern island C. Rise in sealevel D. Inlet jetties E. Change in longshore current
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Brother-in-law story
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Convection
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ITCZ = Inter Tropical Convergence Zone - Low pressure Rising air cools and rains
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Note the pronounced shift in the ITCZ over India. What causes this?
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PRS The shift is caused by A. Plate tectonics B. Eccentricity in earth’s orbit C. Atmospheric CO2 D. Asia E. Human interference
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Coriolis effect
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Convection cells and zonal wind flow
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The Coriolis Effect is caused by A. Greenhouse gases B. Solar wind C. Earth’s orbit D. Earth’s rotation E. All of the above
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Glaciers Accumulation = snowfall Ablation = melting, sublimation, iceberg
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Unformatted text preview: calving PRS If a glacier is in equilibrium with accumulation balancing ablation, and ablation rate is doubled what is the direction of ice movement? A. Uphill Down B. Downhill C. No movement If the North Polar sea ice melts completely, how will this effect sealevel? A. Sealevel will rise B. Sealevel will fall C. Sealevel will not change Oxygen Isotopes and temperature Individual PRS What happens to the 18O/16O ratio in sea water when ice caps melt? A. Goes up B. Goes down C. Stays approx. same Pleistocene Glaciation - the Ice Ages 4 m a j 4 major cycles, total of 18 total cycles @ 100,000 yrs/cycle in lat 2 million years Milankovitch Cycles Glacial erosion Rock flour Till Glaciation effects: Changes drainage patterns Affects Isostasy Changes sealevel -130m to +40m Changes climate belts What impact would loss of the earths glaciers have on Floridians?...
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This note was uploaded on 10/22/2011 for the course GLY 1000 taught by Professor Parker during the Spring '11 term at FSU.

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