Surface Currents

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  1. Surface currents are driven by ( )
    Wind
  2. Faster winds make the surface currents flow ( )
    Faster
  3. The mechanism by which wind drives surface currents is called ( ) Transport.
    Ekman
  4. Water is driven ( ) to the direction of the wind that drives it.
    90 Degrees
  5. Major surface currents near the Equator flows to the ( ); therefore the sealevel in the western oceans is ( ).
    West, West
  6. Due to the westward flow of water surface currents on the ( ) are faster.
    West
  7. When surface currents leave the Equator they are ( ) and when they flow towards the Equator they are ( ).
    Warm, Cold
  8. ( ) coasts in mid latitudes are drier than the ( ) coasts in similar latitudes.
    West, East
  9. Major surface currents flow towards ( ) along the Equator.
    West
  10. Water in a gyre flows around and the gyre and ( ) the gyre.
    into
  11. The sea surface is slightly ( ) in the middle of a gyre due to the ( ) effect pushing the water in.
    Higher, Coriolis
  12. The ( ) effect limits the growth of a hill of water in the middle of a gyre.
    Gravity
  13. Flow of surface currents with ( ) effect equal to the Coriolis Effect are called ( ) flow.
    Gravity, Geostrophic
  14. The Sea Surface height measurements are taken using ( ).
    Satellites
  15. Surface currents ( ) heat from the Equatorial Ocean, and ( ) heat to the cooler oceans at high latitudes.
    Remove, Add
  16. Surface currents ( ) the Equatorial Ocean, and ( ) heat to the oceans at high latitudes.
    Cool, Warm
  17. A system of surface currents that completes a cycle is called a ( ).
    gyre
  18. If there were no continents all surface currents would look like the ( )( ).
    Antarctic Circumpolar
  19. As the wind speed increases the height of the sea surface inside a Geostrophic flow ( ).
    Increases
  20. Northern hemisphere surface currents flow ( ).
    Clockwise"
  21. Ocean water in coastal California is cold because the CA current is a current that flows ( ) the Equator.
    Towards
  22. If there were no continents all surface currents will ( ) the Earth.
    Circulate"
  23. Western surface currents are ( ) in temperature than the eastern surface currents.
    warmer
  24. ( ) surface currents are faster than the ( )surface currents.
    Western, Eastern
  25. Due to surface currents ( ) side of the continents get more hurricanes.
    East
  26. Surface current gyres immediately to south of the equator rotate ( ).
    Counterclockwise
  27. If there is a wind towards the South in the Southern Hemisphere, surface currents due to those winds will flow to the ( ).
  28. East
  29. If CE = Coriolis Effect and GE = Gravity Effect what condition represents Geostrophic Flow?
    CE=GE
  30. If CE = Coriolis Effect and GE = Gravity Effect what condition represents the central hill getting taller?
    CE>GE
  31. Due to Geostrophic Flow water in the central gyre area is ( ) than the outer are of the gyre.
    higher
  32. The paths taken by hurricanes indicate the path of the ( ) surface currents.
    warm
  33. In the future, surface currents may be used to generate ( ).
    Electricity
  34. During El Nino Events surface currents ( ) or flow towards the ( ).
    Disappear, East

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