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Definitions- Carbon cycle, Oceans and currents

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What negative effects does mining have?
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It affects the enviroment
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What is a Carbon sink?
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Where carbon is stored
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Currents in oceans occur because of …
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salinity, gravity, temperature
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What is the North Atlantic Drift? And what areas does it effect?
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current of warm water from the Gulf Stream which effects the East coast of North America and Western Europe
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How do convection currents effect Ocean currents?
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cold and salty water sinks and is replaced by warm water
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What is an El nino event?
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occurs when warm water flows east TOWARDS Central and South America instead of it moving AWAY.
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What is Arctic Oscillation and how is it effect our current winter?
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It is a tight air mass in the arctic which is not interacting with teh jet stream (normal) due to pressure differences, therefore causing a mild winter because those cold arctic winds are not blowing south.