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Unit 4 Vocab
Unit 4 vocab strategy
|The balance between energy input and energy output from the sun.
|Warm, less-dense surface water is drawn away from along a shore by offshore currents and replaced by cold, denser water brought up from below.
|A deflection or apparent veering motion of air masses as they move or deflect from one latitude to the next.
|Climatic phenomenon known for low fish populations, more severe hurricanes and droughts in agricultural areas.
|Wind patterns found between 30 and 60 degrees latitude.
|Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion is a process or technology for producing energy by harnessing the temperature differences (thermal gradients) between ocean surface waters and deep ocean waters.
|Cyclones that form at low pressure cells have winds up to 200 m/h.
|Strongest wind belts found between the equator and 30 degrees latitude.
|Sea surface ice that does not form over land.
|Part of the large-scale ocean circulation that is driven by global density gradients created by surface heat and salinity.
|An agreement among 60 nations to voluntarily limit greenhouse gas emissions.
|A cold air mass moving into an area occupied by relatively warm air.
|Weak surface wind at 30 degrees latitude.
|Very swift cold front takes over slower warm front causing conditions favorable for thunder storms, tornadoes, etc.
|Wind circulation that changes with the seasons.
|Water current pattern formed by surface winds, sun's heat energy, gravity, and Coriolis effect.
|Weak winds at 0 degrees (equator).
|El Nino and Southern Oscillation combined whose effects can last more than 3 years.
|Wind pattern found at poles above 60 degrees latitude.
|Pertaining to the ocean.