weather patterns

avg energy transferred from one trophic level to the next
10%
how much of the sun’s energy actually makes it to the earth?
1%
what organisms make carbohydrates?
plants, bacteria, and some protists
what does El Nino do to the water off the coast of south america? effects on the food webs there?
colder water is replaced with warm, nutrient-poor water. deprives food webs of resources
the higher the DO number ….?
the healthier the aquatic ecosystem
ways dissolved oxygen can be introduced to a body of water?
1.

running water can “grab” oxygen right out of the air 2. aquatic plants-photosynthesis

through cellular respiration, decomposers use a lot of what?
dissolved oxygen.
the more decomposers..

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the lower the dissolved oxygen
Earth’s biomes are created largely due to what?
the amount of incoming solar energy
how can turbidity affect the amt of dissolved oxygen in water?
preventing sunlight from getting to the plants
synchronous rotation means?
we will always see only one side of the moon
the Earth is closest to the sun on what? what date?
Perihelion. Jan 3
Aphelion occurs when? what does this mean for the Earth?
July; farthest from the sun on that day
how is the greenhouse effect important to life on Earth?
regulatory; makes us not too hot, not too cold.
ways thermal energy can be transferred?
radiation, conduction, convection
what is Coriolis force?
the equator moves slightly faster than the poles
due to Coriolis force, things in the NH are deflected to which direction? things in the SH?
NH to the right, SH to the left
hurricanes have historically targeted which region of the Earth?
south pacific