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  • 1 Degree C Per Meter Ocean Water
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    - The pump found in the tropical oceans is responsible for the movement of air and the surface ocean over most of the globe. The energy source that drives this pump is solar radiation from the sun. - The second pump is the deep ocean circulation which is also driven by the sun. - The third pump is the heating of the earth's interior by radioactive decay and radiation of heat causes plate tectonics and continents to move. This long term pump has ceased in Mars. - The winds and ocean currents redi...
  • Conveyance Stage Of A Bmp System
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    Best Management Practices for Storm water Pollution Best Management Practices or, BMP's, are defined as general good housekeeping practices, schedules of activities, pollution prevention techniques, educational practices, maintenance procedures, prohibitions of practices and other management practices (1). BMP's also include treatment practices, operating procedures, and practices to control site runoff, spillage or leaks, sludge or water disposal, or drainage from raw materials storage. Storm w...
  • Warm Current Of Water El Ni
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    So What is an El Ni~no, Anyway? A non-technical description An El Ni~no is a temporary change in the climate of the Pacific ocean, in the region around the equator. You can see its effects in both the ocean and atmosphere, generally in Northern Hemisphere winter. Typically, the ocean surface warms up by a few degrees celsius. At the same time, the place where hefty thunderstorms occur on the equator moves eastward. Although those might seem like small differences, it nevertheless can have big ef...
  • Northernmost Currents In The Northern Hemisphere
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    In the worlds oceans, the surface currents move the oceans surface water. This occurs in the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans. From a diagram of these surface currents, a number of conclusions can be made about the general patterns of the surface currents. One of these conclusions includes that they go clockwise in the Northern Hemisphere and counter-clockwise in the Southern Hemisphere. The Northern Pacific circulation goes around in a clockwise rotation. The same thing happens in the North ...
  • Surface Water Westward
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    El Nino Typically, the level of ocean water around the world is higher in the western Pacific and lower in the eastern, near the Western coast of South and North America. This is due primarily to the presence of easterly winds in the Pacific, which drag the surface water westward and raise the thermocline relatively all the way up to the surface in the east and dampen it in the west. During El Nino conditions, however, the easterlies move east, reducing the continuing interaction between wind an...
  • Northern Hemisphere Blue Whales
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    The Blue whale is the largest creature of the sea, in fact, it is the largest creature known to man. Contrary to what most people think, even though Blue whales live in the sea, they are mammals. They breathe air, have their babies born alive and can live anywhere from 30 to 70 years. The Blue whale is a baleen whale, and instead of having teeth, Blue whales have around 300-400 baleen plates in their mouths. They fall under the category of the rorquals, which are the largest of the baleen family...
  • Infiltration Of Surface Water
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    ENVIORMENTAL SCIENCE REVIEW SHEET 1) Mutation- a random change in one or more genes of organisms. Mutations may occur spontaneously in nature, but exposure radiation and / or other chemicals vastly increase their number and degree. 2) Natural selection- the process whereby the natural factors of environmental resistance tend to eliminate those members of the population that are least well adapted to cope and thus, in effect select those best adapted for survival and reproduction. 3) Speciation-t...
  • Upper Surface Of The Ground Water
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    HYDROLOGIC CYCLE The hydrologic cycle is a constant movement of water above, on, and below the earth's surface. It is a cycle that replenishes ground water supplies. It begins as water vaporizes into the atmosphere from vegetation, soil, lakes, rivers, snowfields and oceans-a process called evapotranspiration. As the water vapor rises it condenses to form clouds that return water to the land through precipitation: rain, snow, or hail. Precipitation falls on the earth and either percolates into t...
  • Surface Tension Of Water
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    Surface Tension My problem was to find out how to test or measure surface tension. I think the reason of some of the force in surface tension is cohesion and gravity. Surface Tension is the condition existing at the free surface of a liquid, resembling the properties of an elastic skin under tension. The tension is the result of intermolecular forces exerting an unbalanced inward pull on the individual surface molecules; this is reflected in the considerable curvature at those edges where the li...
  • Water
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    The sunlight cast its warm glow across the calm water of the Pacific Ocean, close to the Hawaiian islands. I sighed with content as the water washed over me and I trailed my fingers over the surface of the water. My task for the day was to try out some of the best scuba diving equipment in the world, and ultimately to discover the ancient shipwreck: The Oceanic a. I turned around in the water disrupting the stillness around me. I took the heavy kit from my supervisor and a set of complicated fit...
  • Anchors Body Surface Many Stream Plants
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    The nature of all aquatic environments depends upon the following factors which exert their effects in varying degree: i) The depth of water Has an important secondary effect by reducing the penetration of light and hence the degree of colonisation by plants. ii) Light Water absorbs light of long wavelengths, particularly the blue part of the visible spectrum. Since this would not normally be sufficient for photosynthesis, many freshwater plants possess adaptations so that light does not become ...
  • Warm Water Moves To The East
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    Purpose: Hands on demonstration of the El Nino effect, trade winds, and upwelling. Materials: o Clear plastic oblong container (approx. 18'x 4'x 4', smaller will work, food containers are ideal), o Water, o Mineral oil, o Blue food coloring, o Hair dryer o (Red Oil-based Paint - optional) o Paper sheet map showing the Pacific Ocean Procedures: o Fill the tray with water to within 1' of the top. o Add green food coloring to the water until there is a nice "ocean blue". (Some of the food coloring ...

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