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EESA09H3 Study Guide - Final Guide: Sea Surface Temperature, Ss Edmund Fitzgerald, Arctic Haze

Environmental Science
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Tanzina Mohsin
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Part 1. “Who’s Who”. Write the names in the middle column with associated
concepts on the right. 1 mark each.
Part 2. True or False. Place a T or F in the blank provided. 14 marks.
1. SS Edmund Fitzgerald sank as a result of the “Perfect Storm”. ___
2. The composition of the atmosphere is static ___
3. Coriolis force is weaker near the equator than at the poles ___
4. Urban areas have lower albedo and so more energy is absorbed ___
5. The wind moves clockwise around a low pressure center ___
6. Climate warming will cause increased evaporation and precipitation ___
7. The Gaia Hypothesis states that climate controls biota ___
Angel and
Isard Midlatitude cyclones
Lind Arctic Haze
Shaw Air masses
Sheridan Anemometer
8. The Toronto’s blizzard of 1999 was a result of supercell thunderstorms
9. Dust storms can be formed from Thunderstorms
10. Pressure is measured using a hygrometer
11. The Quasi-biennial oscillation (QBO) is shifting of lower level stratospheric winds
from west to east ___
12. The NAO controls North Atlantic Sea Surface Temperature (SST) ___
13. In 2006 Canada ranked 12th in terms of the total capacity of wind energy ___
14. Toronto’s air quality can be linked to MT and DT Air masses ___
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Part 3. 8 Definitions. 2 marks each. Total of 16 marks.
1. Jet Stream
2. Mountain Wind
3. Chinooks
4. Squall line
5. Sonic boom
6. Valley Breeze
7. POPs
8. Pyrocumulus
Part 4: Multiple Choice Questions. Circle the Answer that you think is the most
suitable for the following multiple choice questions. 10 marks.
1. Which one of the following is NOT included in the forecast by the climate models as a
result of the future climate change
1. Sea level rise of 25-75 cm by 2100
2. Greater warming at higher latitudes
3. Greater warming over continents
4. Wetter midlatitude soils
5. Melting of ice-caps
2. Land/sea contrast in temperature arises because
1. Land warm slowly than water
2. Water cools faster than land
3. Land has a lower heat capacity than water
4. Water has lower heat capacity than land
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