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Series of questions focusing on key components of each topic

TOPICS
How the class is divided into broader themes
Preamble and Introductory 
Themes
Part I: Geologic/ Geographic Framework, Ocean Constituents/ Structure
Part II:
Ocean/ Atmosphere Interactions, Dynamic Processes in the Ocean
Part III:
Fringes of the Ocean, Life in the Oceans, Environmental Issues

 
G131 LEARNING PROMPTS

Reflective Questions as Learning Prompts

  • At intervals through the class, there will be an opportunity to discuss these questions with your neighbor.
  • The aim is to reinforce understanding of critical concepts.
  • Ask questions if you have doubts about the answers to these questions based on preceding materials presented in class.

 
Atmospheric Circulation
Date: November 10/15


1. Q. How is the Sun's energy distributed on Earth?
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Q. How is the atmosphere layered?
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Q. Which gases compose Earth's atmosphere?
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Q. Which gases are affected by natural processes or human activity?
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2.
Q. What controls atmospheric dynamics?
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Q. How do seasonal changes in air pressure influence climate?
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Q. What causes winds high in the atmosphere?
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3.
Q. What causes and controls hurricanes?
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Q, Why do hurricanes produce a storm surge?
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Q. What triggers El Niño events?
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