G302 Focus Questions
What causes seasons?
Discuss insolation and albedo.
How is the atmosphere heated? What is different about the stratosphere and troposphere with
regard to incoming and outgoing radiation?
What are the goals of science?
What are the steps in the scientific method?
Compare theory and hypothesis.
Where did the elements in the Universe come from?
What is the age of the Universe? Earth?
Explain nebular theory.
Discuss the origin of thermohaline vertical circulation. Why do deep currents form only in high-latitude
Name the two major deep-water masses and give the location of their formation at the oceans surface.
The Antarctic Intermediate
GEOL 302: Oceans and Atmosphere Research Project
El Nino Southern Oscillation and its Effect on Global Climate
1. Locate, record and submit all TAO buoy data required to fill out the supplied spreadsheet
2. Produce and submit summa
Name: Amber Cary
Date: February 20, 2017
AND SURFACE OCEAN CURRENTS
Purpose: In this exercise you will become familiar
with the major features of the earth's atmospheric
circulation and the major surface currents of the
AMBER J. CARY
TAO Site Location: 156 E
1997-1998 El Nino Event
Air temp oC
Wind direction (o from N)
Wind speed (m/sec)
Water temp oC @ -50 m
Water temp oC @ -100 m
Water temp oC @ -200 m