Worksheet 2L Currents and Climate

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Worksheet 2L Currents and Climate Score: 50 Why do you think the temperatures at the same latitude on the east coasts of Greenland and in Norway at the same latitudes are so different? Refer to the Current map on pg 166 in the Textbook by Sverdrup. Greenland has glaciers and Norway doesn't. Norway has more sunny days. Tilt of the Earth. A warm current reaches Norways coast while a cold current flows along Greenland's coast. SCORE : 8/8 points CORRECT ANSWER(S): A warm current reaches Norways coast while a cold current flows along Greenland's coast. HELPFUL INFORMATION For a real insight on this topic read the book: COLLAPSE by Jared Diamond about what happened to the Viking settlements that were in greenland for almost 400 years. Which of these conditions are most important in the formation of ocean surface currents? Use pg 134/Chap#41:Ekman Transport & Wind-Driven Currents in the Lab Manual. Salinity Temperature Prevailing winds Coriolis Effect SCORE : 8/8 points CORRECT ANSWER(S): Prevailing winds HELPFUL INFORMATION Remember Columbus used the currents and the winds going in both directions. Which of the following factors is NOT important in causing ocean water to flow in currents like the Gulf Stream? Think about which factors cause ocean water to move.
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This note was uploaded on 11/19/2011 for the course SCIN 136 taught by Professor Young during the Spring '11 term at American Public University.

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