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GEOL 1447 Need help with Ocean Studies Chap 14 COS

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GEOL 1447 Need help with Ocean Studies Chap 14 COS

Hi! I need help with Ocean Studies Chap 14 COS .10 questions that you could do on answer sheet or by the questions either way. Thanks

AMS Ocean Studies
Chapter Fourteen – Current Ocean Studies Answer Form
(Complete as directed by your instructor)
Name: __________________________
Current Ocean Studies 14 Answers
1. (clockwise) (counter-clockwise)
2. (electronic cases) (bags) (fishing lines)
3. (salinity) (pressure) (sunlight)
4. (more) (less)
5. (remote) (third-hand) (ghost)
6. (bright colored) (tastes good) (mistaken for prey)
7. (“Zero Waste”) (“Complete Recycling”) (“Biodegradability”)
8. (is) (is not)
9. (remains in the Gulf of Mexico) (spreads across the North Atlantic)
(spreads into the South Atlantic)
10. (exit to the Atlantic Ocean) (accumulate towards the eastern Mediterranean)
(spread evenly across the Mediterranean) ©Copyright 2015, American Meteorological Society.

COS 14 – 1 OCEAN STEWARDSHIP –
PLASTIC DEBRIS
To Do Investigation:
1. Reference: Chapter 14 in the AMS Ocean Studies text.
2. Complete Investigations 14A and 14B in the AMS Ocean Studies Investigations
Manual as directed by your instructor.
3. Complete this online-delivered Current Ocean Studies activity if directed by your
instructor. Introduction:
Marine debris is ubiquitous, floating on the ocean surface, on the seafloor, and along
shorelines. In the open ocean, the centers of ocean gyres are areas where floating debris
can converge and concentrate, causing broad areas of what has been referred to as “ocean
garbage patches”, the biggest being the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Plastic debris is of
particular concern for numerous reasons. For an introduction to the general problem of
ocean debris, view Trash Talk at http://marinedebris.noaa.gov/discover-issue/trash-talk.
After the devastating earthquake and tsunami struck Japan on 11 March 2011 (which
killed 16,000 people), millions of tons of floating debris that had been swept into the
Pacific Ocean have been carried by ocean currents and wind over great distances.
NOAA’s Earth System Research Laboratory employed a computer dispersion model to
predict paths of debris travel, which are depicted in Figure 1. The paths are color coded,
with red representing dispersion during the first year, orange the second year, yellow the
third year, light blue the fourth year, and violet the fifth year. COS 14 – 2 Figure 1. Projected dispersion of 11 March 2011 Fukushima, Japan earthquake/tsunami
floating debris. [NOAA Earth System Research Laboratory]