The exam consists 4-5 written questions:
The potential comprehension questions are listed below.
The potential application question is related to one or more of the comprehension topics. A satisfactory response has three parts:
The 3-5 written comprehension questions will come from lecture topics
Discuss the characteristics of the equatorial climatic region.
Discuss the characteristics of the tropical climatic region.
Discuss the characteristics of the subtropical climatic region.
Discuss the characteristics of the temperate climatic region.
Discuss the characteristics of the subpolar climatic region. (10 for the two selected regions)
Discuss the formation of the Ekman spiral and Ekman transport. (10)
Discuss the formation of geostrophic currents and the subtropical gyre circulation. (10)
Draw and label the surface currents in the Pacific Ocean. (9)
Discuss the factors that determine wave heights. (7)
Discuss wave interference. (9)
Discuss wave dispersion. (8)
Discuss how the characteristics of waves change when they enter shallow water. (8)
Discuss the three types of surf. (9)
The list of exam topics and potential written questions for the final exam will be complete by the last day of class