Vertical Circulation

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Vertical Circulation
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2011-05-08 18:30:57
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  1. Water flowing up in the ocean is called ( ), flowing down is called ( ).
    Upwelling, Downwelling
  2. Vertical Circulation in the ocean is driven by ( ), and ( ) changes.
    Wind, Density
  3. Diverging winds cause ( ), and converging winds cause ( ) near the ocean surface.
    Upwelling, Downwelling
  4. When syrface water flows away from a coast, there will be ( ) in that area.
    Upwelling
  5. In the northern hemisphere, if there is a wind coming from the south along an east coast, there wiill be ( ).
    upwelling
  6. In areas of upwelling, surface water will be ( ) than the surrounding area.
    cooler
  7. Upwelling brings ( ) and ( ) up to the surface.
    cold water, nutrients
  8. Sinking of surface water due to decreased temperature and increased salinity is called ( ) downwelling.
    Thermohaline
  9. Thermohaline downwelling occures in the ( ) months near the ( ) Sea near Antartica, and ( ) Sea near Greenland.
    Winter, Wedell, Greenland
  10. Downwelling takes ( ) that helps decomposition at the seafloor.
    Oxygen
  11. Water mnasses are masses of water with unique ( ) and ( ), therefore unique ( ).
    temperature, salinity,density.
  12. Antarctic bottom water is found at the ( ) of the Atlantic Oean indicating that there is the densest water.
    bottom
  13. Downwelling near Greenland forms a water mass known as North Atlantic ( ) Water.
    Deep
  14. Downwelling near Greenland forms a water mass that is ( ) dense than ABW.
    Less
  15. During El Nino the amount of Upwelling in the Eastern Pacific Oceans ( ).
    Decreases
  16. In Upwelling areas,the thermocline is ( ) than other areas.
    shallower
  17. Due to vertical circulation, the ocean water is constantly ( ).
    mixed
  18. Very commonly, ( ) along the continental slopes cause upwelling and downwelling.
    obstructions
  19. Upwelling near beaches usually is felt by people as sudden appearance of ( ) water among waves.
    Cold
  20. Veritcal circulation ( ) nutrients in the ocean.
    recycles
  21. If an oceanic area is cooler than the surrounding area there is ( ) occurring.
    Upwelling
  22. 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.
    Marine Life

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