1.Without an atmosphere, the equatorial curve would show minimum daily values on the
solstices in June when the sub-solar point is located at 23.5 N and in December when the
sub-solar point is at _ latitude.
[ ]23.5 S
[ ]45 S
Explore the green annual
The average albedo of the ocean is _.
less than 10
less than 10
Viewed from above in the Northern Hemisphere, surface
winds blow _ about the center of a low pressure
1.The view of the global water cycle in Figure 1 shows the ocean to the right. Water is
transported to the ocean via _.
[ ]stream flow
[ ]groundwater flow
[ ]both processes
2.Precipitation also occurs over the ocean, adding fresh water directly to
1.In the Figure 1 schematic view of the ocean bottom, the vertical scale is given in
kilometers (km). This vertical scale is vastly different from the horizontal scale. The
vertical distance between scale markings is _ km.
2.The ocean tr
1.Survey the ocean bottom relief in the two Figure 1 views which show primarily the
bathymetry in the Atlantic and Pacific Ocean basins. Color coding denotes water depth,
showing that ocean depth increases as blue shadings become _. [Note that land
The U.S. Pacific continental margin is an example of a(n)
Barrier islands are of great importance because they provide
1.Describe the vertical structure of the ocean in middle latitudes based on the variation in
temperature with increasing depth.
There are three layers to the ocean structure, mixed layer, the pycnocline and the deep
layer. At middle latitudes there is a m
1.Print out and examine Figure 1. Employing a ruler or other straight edge to assure
greater accuracy in your measurements, place a large dot on the T-S diagram representing
seawater with a temperature of 2.0 C and salinity of 33.8. Label it A. According
Quéstlon 1 1 points
Areas downwind of the ocean experience
0 a maritime climate
.A. a continental climate
. , annual temperature variations that are less than places at the center of continents at the same latitude
A Both a and c are correct.
Quéstmn 2 1 points
Sensible heating includes transfer of heat via
0 conduction and convection
(‘w electromagnetic radiation
”j evaporation and condensation of water
F‘- phase changes of water
. . None of the above is correct.
Question 5 1 points
All of the following statements are correct with the exception of:
o In clear ocean watersI the depth of the photic zone is about 2000 m.
Q The base of the photic zone is generally where light is just 1% of the radiation incident on th
Global radiative equilibrium means that the emission of heat from the Earth-atmosphere system to space in the form of
radiation balances radiational heating of the Earth-atmosphere system.
Questlon 8 1 points
Viewed from outer space, Earth radiates at -18 °C, while the average temperature at the Earth's surface is 15 ”C. This
makes the temperature difference due to the greenhouse effect equal to
(‘j 18 “C
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