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Homework 5 2012 Oceanography HomeworkExam


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HOMEWORK 5 (Due on October 8, 2012) OCS1005, section 1&2
Last Name:Peterson________, First Name:_Robert______________,
Email:__rpete13@lsu.com_______________
Question: Winds blowing at the sea surface result in Ekman transport, moving near-surface
water (~100 m) either to the right (in the northern hemisphere) or to the left (in the southern
hemisphere) of the direction of the wind. In the vicinity of a coast, Ekman transport would
result in coastal upwelling or downwelling depending on the wind direction relative to the
orientation of the coastline. For the five different cases shown below, indicate the direction
of the resulting Ekman transport (using an arrow), and indicate whether coastal upwelling or
downwelling would result.
A) Northern Hemisphere B) Southern Hemisphere
Ekman Transport Upwelling Ekman Transport Downwelling
C) Northern Hemisphere D) Southern Hemisphere
Ekman Transport Downwelling Ekman Transport→ Upwelling
E) Southern Hemisphere
Ekman Transport Downwelling
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