Weather Quiz Answers
Question 1. When the
sun's energy heats the continents and the oceans, which of the following
Answer: When the sun's energy heats the continents and the
oceans, land absorbs and loses heat more quickly than the oceans.
Question 2. Movement of ocean water is primarily
Answer: Movement of ocean water is primarily caused by wind-driven currents.
Question 3. Currents (movement of water) can also
be caused by:
Answer: Currents (movement of water) can also be caused by continents, Earth's
rotation, and geologic activity with Earth.
Question 4. The temperature of ocean water is affected
Answer: The temperature of ocean water is affected by latitude.
Question 5. Deep-ocean water:
Answer: Deep-ocean water is denser than surface water.
Question 6. Thermohaline Circulation:
Answer: Thermohaline Circulation is the sinking and spreading of cold water in
the ocean, and is the same as Meridional Overturning Circulation.
Question 7. Density affects ocean circulation. Which
of the following affects density?
Answer: Precipitation (rain, snow, sleet, etc.), wind, and temperature affect
Question 8. Why is Norway at 60° N far warmer than
southern Greenland and northern Labrador which are at the same latitude
Answer: The Gulf Stream current and the North Atlantic Drift current carry heat
to warm Europe.
Question 9. Earth's main reservoirs of readily available
carbon dioxide--CO2 --(an important greenhouse gas) are:
Answer: The ocean basins are Earth's main reservoirs of readily available carbon
Question 10. The Global Conveyor Belt refers to:
Answer: The Global Conveyor Belt refers to a heat transport system in the ocean.