Oceanography Chapter 9 EFSC

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Ekman Transport states that water deflects in the Northern Hemisphere approximately 45 degrees to the right of the wind. As depth increases the same deflection decreases back to the initial direction of the wind.
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F
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Langmuir circulation is predominantly a shallow water effect caused by winds. These winds create opposing surface currents with give rise to mixing of surface waters.
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T
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Water rushing onto the shore driven by wind currents creates a downwelling effect.
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T
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Water rushing away from the shore driven my wind currents creates an upwelling effect.
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T
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ENSO is driven by active trade winds.
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F
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When and ENSO even occurs there is no change in the regional weather patterns.
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F
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The Conveyor Belt Theory indicates that due to warm and cold water all the waters of the Planet intermingle with each other.
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T
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deep water
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Approx 1500 meters to 4000 meters
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bottom water
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Water that is contact with the sea floor
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surface water
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Depth of 0-200 meters
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intermediate water
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Approx 200 meters to 1500 meters
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central water
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Surface to the bottom of the main thermocline
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central water
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G
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Peru
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F
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Canary
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E
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Greenland
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H
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S. Equatorial
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A
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Brazil
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B
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California
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C
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Kuroshio
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D

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