Question 11 of 23 Score: 0 (of possible 1 point)In Figure 3, the Gulf of Mexico/Northeast moisture plume flowing generally northward along the U.S. East Coast was having the net effect of delivering significant quantities of water via atmospheric motions from _____ areas.
A.land toward oceanB.ocean toward landAnswer Key: A Question 12 of 23 Score: 1 (of possible 1 point)Much of the water vapor in the moisture plumes seen in the images condensed into clouds that produced precipitation and replenished fresh water at Earth's surface. The ultimate source of energy that lifts and transports the atmospheric water (vapor and cloud) to its highest elevations is _____. Question 13 of 23 Score: 0 (of possible 1 point)From the fall of rain and snow until the water is returned to the sea by streams and groundwater flows, _____ drives the movement of water. Question 14 of 23 Score: 1 (of possible 1 point)In the World Factbook's Please select a country to view drop box (to the upper right), click on "Arctic Ocean". On the map that appears, the lighter blue shading for water and the white representing ice indicates the area of the Arctic Ocean. The map shows that Greenland and Iceland are _____ surrounded by the Arctic Ocean. Question 15 of 23 Score: 1 (of possible 1 point)Below the map, click on the "Introduction" bar. The Background paragraph indicates that the Arctic Ocean is the _____ of the ocean basins in terms of surface area. A.smallestB.second smallestC.second largestD.largestAnswer Key: A Question 16 of 23 Score: 0 (of possible 1 point)Click on the "Geography" bar to show Terrain information. This indicates that the Arctic Ocean's central surface is covered year-round by polar ice pack that more than ____ in area between summer minimum and winter maximum. Note in the Geography section as well as on the map that the Arctic Ocean includes peripheral water bodies including Hudson Bay, Beaufort Sea , and other tributary water bodies.
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- Water vapor, Atlantic Ocean, Pacific Ocean, Arctic Ocean