Your essay answer should be clear and succinct, amounting to perhaps 3-5 sentences totaling 50 to 80 words; longer essays are strongly discouraged.
OPEN ENDED Question 1: Describe the two main types of approaches that are employed to measure ocean currents and why they provide different, yet complementary, information about the surface movement of ocean water.
A strong answer will explain the ways that ocean currents are measured, discussing why the data from the separate approaches are complementary rather than duplicative, and describing how they provide evidence about the motion of the surface ocean.
Multiple choice Question 2: 75% of the water in the ocean has a temperature and a salinity within which of the following ranges?
Question 3: The image shows a latitudinal cross-section of the Atlantic Ocean with major water masses labelled according to their latitudinal range and depth zone. Match the three water masses to the appropriate letters in the image. USE THE IMAGE IN FILES- Choose A Through H
North Atlantic Deep Water (NADW(
Mediterranean Intermediate Water (MIW)
Antarctic Bottom Water (AABW)
Multiple Choice Question 4: Which of the following characteristics of temperature and direction of rotation describes a typical ring formed to the north of a western boundary current in the northern hemisphere (e.g., the Gulf Stream or the Kuroshio Current)?
warm ring that rotates in a clockwise direction
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