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Question 1 (Worth 1.53 points) The maximum seasonal change in sea surface temperature, which occurs anywhere in the world ocean is about: 0 to 2 C 1 to 2 °C 3 to 5 °C 8 to 9 °C 15 to 20 °C 12 to 14 °C Points earned on this question : 1.53 Question 2 (Worth 1.53 points) Hurricane season in most years in the N. Atlantic is: May-Aug Dec-Mar Jul-Jan Jun-Nov Feb-Jul Points earned on this question : 1.53 Question 3 (Worth 1.53 points) The Coriolis effect: is maximum at the equator is zero at the poles causes all objects in motion to be deflected due to the Earth's rotation. all of the above none of the above Question Information : Think about why hurricanes and typhoons NEVER cross the Equator. Points earned on this question : 1.53 Question 4 (Worth 1.53 points) The region of rising air at the equator is called the: horse latitudes equatorial high pressure belt doldrums monsoon prevailing westerlies Points earned on this question : 1.53 Question 5 (Worth 1.53 points) A strong wind at high LATITUDES that influences weather patterns is called (can bring really frigid weather in winter): the jet stream the easterlies the upper air monsoon a typhoon none of the above Question Information : Usually called the Polar Easterlies.
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Points earned on this question : 1.53 Question 6 (Worth 1.53 points) Streamers of fog that rise from the sea surface on cold winter days are called: sea gas sea smoke sea mist sea ghosts sea vapor Points earned on this question : 1.53 Question 7 (Worth 1.53 points) The El Nino cycles seem to occur every (how often do the occur): 1 – 2 years 3-7 years 8– 10 years 11– 15years 20 – 30 years Points earned on this question : 1.53 Question 8 (Worth 1.53 points) La Niña is associated with the following: unusually cold surface water in the eastern tropical Pacific unusually strong trade winds dry conditions over western South America wet conditions in the western Pacific basin all of the above Points earned on this question : 1.53 Question 9 (Worth 1.53 points) In the vicinity of Hawaii, the trade winds blow From the west towards the east From the northwest towards the southeast From the northeast towards the southwest From the east towards the west From the south towards the north Points earned on this question : 1.53 Question 10 (Worth 1.53 points) Icebergs float with only about ______ percent of their mass above water. 5 12 18 25 30 Question Information : Thus the expression: "tip of the iceberg". Points earned on this question : 1.53
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Question 11 (Worth 1.53 points) Changes in the density of seawater are caused mostly by changes in: temperature pressure salinity all of the above a and c Points earned on this question : 0 Question 12 (Worth 1.53 points) The density of seawater increases with: increasing salinity increasing temperature decreasing pressure decreasing temperature a and d Question Information : Increases in density due to cold temperatures and higher salinity serve to increase pressure at depth. Points earned on this question
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