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2.011 Take home exam; Spring 2006 Out: Friday May 5 th Due: Friday May 12 th ; by 5pm Hand into TA or electronically via email. Make sure your name is on all submissions! Problem 1: You are hired by a consortium of oceanographic agencies to investigate the Antarctic Circumpolar Current (ACC). From your basic knowledge of the ocean you know very little about the ACC, but you do remember hearing once that it is a region of very high wind and waves and that the current travels all the way around the continent of Antarctica. a) Before you can start your project you need to do a little background research. In approximately one page , describe the ACC and its significance on global ocean circulation and weather, and transport of things like nutrients, fish, phytoplankton, etc. What are the general weather and water column properties in the current (e.g. waves, wind, temperatures, salinity, current velocities…)? What is the predominant force driving this current? Web pages are acceptable sources – but cite your sources! b)
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