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Science Final!!!!!!!

Energy and Ocean

QuestionAnswer
Salinity Dissolved salt in a body of water
Density How thick something is
Thermocline Large spot in a body of water that the temp drops or increases highly
Coriolis Effect Strong perpendicular winds
Gyre Giant whirlpool
Gulfstream Ocean current, Norther Atlantic Ocean
Antarctic Circumpolar Current Most important ocean current in the Southern
Sargassum Brown seaweed, clumps easily
How does most oxygen enter the ocean? Diffusion from the atmosphere, mixed by winds
What is the relationship between ocean temperature and the amount of dissolved gases it can hold? The temp will effect the amount of dissolving process
What two major factors affect the salinity of ocean water? Freezing and precipitation
What is the relationship between ocean temperature and density? How deep the water is, will be how warm or cold the water is
Non-renewable energy (Define and give examples) A non-renewable sources is a source's that can not be used for more than one thing at a time and after its used it cannot be used again, like oil.
Renewable Energy (define and give an example) A renewable sources is a source's that can can be used over and over again, like tidal energy.
Which Isotope is used in nuclear fission reactions? Uranium
Which type of renewable energy is used to heat 85% of homes in Iceland? Geothermal energy
Which type of renewable energy is needed for photovoltaic cells? Solar Energy
Which type of renewable is used by many developing countries? Wind energy
What are large groupings of wind turbines are called? Wind farm
What are some advantages and disadvantages of each energy Dis: Cost to install and space consuming Adv; Saves money and Long life span
Which type of energy contribute to rising levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, and which ones do not/ Bad; nuclear, fossil fuel, coal oil an d natural gases Good; Solar, wind and hydroelectricity.
Compare how coal and petroleum and natural gases They form within the Earth over time and age.
Created by: coreyhuebler