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- The Coriolis effect occurs because of the earths surface rotates faster at the equator then the poles. 8. What determines the location, size, shape, and direction of the surface current gyres? - The inter-play between winds, gravity, Coriolis effect and topography.
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9. How long is a single trip around the North Atlantic Gyre? - 10 years 10. True or False. Gyres are the only important currents of surface circulation. - False 11. True or False. Surface currents with names have been in constant motion for thousands of years. - True 12. Where and when do longshore currents flow? - Longshore currents flow along coastlines when waves run into the shore at an angle. 13. Where do rip currents form? - Rip currents form where obstacles channel water away from the shoreline. 14. When do upwelling occur? - An Upwelling occurs when winds push surface water away from the shore and deeper water rises to fill the gap. 15. Are upwelling currents warm or cold? - Upwelling currents are cold 16. The global conveyer belt refers to surface currents or deep-water currents?
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  • Fall '19
  • Physical oceanography, North Atlantic Gyre, North Pacific Gyre, Indian Ocean gyre

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