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Currents and Climate


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7 Gases that asorb the heat in the atmosphere
8 caused by differences in density at the top and bottom.
9 heat is transferred from molecule to molecule by contact. Warmer molecules vibrate faster than cooler ones.
10 mixture of gases that surrounds the planet. We also call it air. The gases in the air include nitrogen, oxygen, and carbon dioxide. Along with water vapor, air allows life to survive.
12 created by three things: global wind patterns, the rotation of the Earth and the shape of the ocean basins Surface currents are extremely important because they distribute heat around the planet and are a major factor influencing climate around the
13 the number of molecules in a given volume
15 Causes moving air and water to turn left in the southern hemisphere and turn right in the northeren hemisphere due to the earths rotation.
1 the transfer of energy by waves.
2 different properties at different elevations above sea level
3 conditions of the atmosphere at a given time and place
4 the western Pacific Ocean is warmer than usual. This causes the trade winds to change direction. The winds blow from west to east instead of east to west.
5 occurs when the Pacific Ocean is cooler than normal.But in a La Niña the winds are stronger than usual. More cool water builds up in the western Pacific. These changes can also affect climates worldwide.
6 The transfer of heat by a current
7 When sunlight heats Earth’s surface, some of the heat radiates back into the atmosphere. Some of this heat is absorbed by gases in the atmosphere.
11 Mass per volume
14 Air flowing over Earths surface.
16 winds rise up a mountain range the air cools and precipitation falls. On the other side of the range the air is dry and it sinks.
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