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Surface Currents Munasinghe
Surface Currents, Munasinghe
Surface currents are driven by
Faster winds make the surface currents flow ( )
The mechanism by which wind drives surface currents is called ( ) Transport.
Water is driven ( ) to the direction of the wind that drives it.
Major surface currents near the Equator flows to the ( ); therefore the sealevel in the western oceans is ( ).
Due to the westward flow of water surface currents on the ( ) are faster.
When surface currents leave the Equator they are ( ) and when they flow towards the Equator they are ( ).
( ) coasts in mid latitudes are drier than the ( ) coasts in similar latitudes.
Major surface currents flow towards ( ) along the Equator.
Water in a gyre flows around and the gyre and ( ) the gyre.
The sea surface is slightly ( ) in the middle of a gyre due to the ( ) effect pushing the water in.
The ( ) effect limits the growth of a hill of water in the middle of a gyre.
Flow of surface currents with ( ) effect equal to the Coriolis Effect are called ( ) flow.
The Sea Surface height measurements are taken using ( ).
Surface currents ( ) heat from the Equatorial Ocean, and ( ) heat to the cooler oceans at high latitudes.
Surface currents ( ) the Equatorial Ocean, and ( ) heat to the oceans at high latitudes.
A system of surface currents that completes a cycle is called a ( ).
If there were no continents all surface currents would look like the ( )( ).
As the wind speed increases the height of the sea surface inside a Geostrophic flow ( ).
Northern hemisphere surface currents flow ( ).
Ocean water in coastal California is cold because the CA current is a current that flows ( ) the Equator.
If there were no continents all surface currents will ( ) the Earth.
Western surface currents are ( ) in temperature than the eastern surface currents.
( ) surface currents are faster than the ( )surface currents.
Due to surface currents ( ) side of the continents get more hurricanes.
Surface current gyres immediately to south of the equator rotate ( ).
If there is a wind towards the South in the Southern Hemisphere, surface currents due to those winds will flow to the ( ).
If CE = Coriolis Effect and GE = Gravity Effect what condition represents Geostrophic Flow?
If CE = Coriolis Effect and GE = Gravity Effect what condition represents the central hill getting taller?
Due to Geostrophic Flow water in the central gyre area is ( ) than the outer are of the gyre.
The paths taken by hurricanes indicate the path of the ( ) surface currents.
In the future, surface currents may be used to generate ( ).
During El Nino Events surface currents ( ) or flow towards the ( ).