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Vertical Circulation Munasinghe
Vertical Circulation, Munasinghe
Water flowing up in the ocean is called ( ), flowing down is called ( ).
Vertical Circulation in the ocean is driven by ( ), and ( ) changes.
Diverging winds cause ( ), and converging winds cause ( ) near the ocean surface.
When syrface water flows away from a coast, there will be ( ) in that area.
In the northern hemisphere, if there is a wind coming from the south along an east coast, there wiill be ( ).
In areas of upwelling, surface water will be ( ) than the surrounding area.
Upwelling brings ( ) and ( ) up to the surface.
cold water, nutrients
Sinking of surface water due to decreased temperature and increased salinity is called ( ) downwelling.
Thermohaline downwelling occures in the ( ) months near the ( ) Sea near Antartica, and ( ) Sea near Greenland.
Winter, Wedell, Greenland
Downwelling takes ( ) that helps decomposition at the seafloor.
Water mnasses are masses of water with unique ( ) and ( ), therefore unique ( ).
Antarctic bottom water is found at the ( ) of the Atlantic Oean indicating that there is the densest water.
Downwelling near Greenland forms a water mass known as North Atlantic ( ) Water.
Downwelling near Greenland forms a water mass that is ( ) dense than ABW.
During El Nino the amount of Upwelling in the Eastern Pacific Oceans ( ).
In Upwelling areas,the thermocline is ( ) than other areas.
Due to vertical circulation, the ocean water is constantly ( ).
Very commonly, ( ) along the continental slopes cause upwelling and downwelling.
Upwelling near beaches usually is felt by people as sudden appearance of ( ) water among waves.
Veritcal circulation ( ) nutrients in the ocean.
If an oceanic area is cooler than the surrounding area there is ( ) occurring.
If an oceanic area is cooler than the surrounding area then there is a good possibility that there is a concentration of ( ) in that area.