Antarctic 132

Antarctic 132

Study questions for Antarctic ESCI132 second in term test 2013 at VUW.

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What was the name of the first tourist expedition ship to Antarctica?

Ludbald Explorer
Ice crusher
Southern Explorer
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When did the Larsen B ice shelf collapse?

2002
2004
2000
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What are examples of proxy records used from ice cores to determine past climates? (3 correct)

Hint: 3 choices
Pollen
Chemistry of dust
Air bubbles
H2O
Colour of ice
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What is the acronym for the Antarctic Tourisim Operators?

ATO
ANZ
IAATO
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What does NADW mean?

North American Deep Waves
North African Dense Water
North Atlantic Deep Water
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What is the DWBC?

Deep Wave Bottom Current
Deep Western Boundary Current
Dense Water Botton Current
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Article 1 of ATS states that Antarctica must be used for ____ purposes.

Entertainment
Tourisim
Peaceful
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A ship with more than ___ passengers is not allowed to land.

250
500
750
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How many metres of ice was stored in Antarctica during the last glacial?

35m
127m
12-16m
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How many countries are now in the ATS?

22
50
44
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What is happening to Hudson Bay in Canada since it no longer has its ice sheet?

Eroding
Uplifting/decompressing
Compressing/sinking
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What aspect of ice cores tell scientists about past climates?

Colour of ice
Air Bubbles
Flavour of the ice
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When was the PEP ratified?

1991
1998
2003
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Which of these is not a real Antarctic organisation? (select 2)

Hint: 2 choices
ANZ
PEP
SCAR
CAMEL
CCAMLR
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When was the first IPY?

1850
1882
1897
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New Zealand is a consultative party member.

True
False
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When did the Antarctic Ice Sheet first develop?

~1 MA
~35 MA
~65 MA
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Which is not a way used to measure sea level?

GPS
Marine Deposits
Asking the fish if they have noticed a change
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What does IPY mean?

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Which of the following does not cause glaciation?

Tectonics
Atmosphere Composition
Earth's Orbit
Sea Level
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When was the last time CO2 levels were this high?

~1-2 MA
~34 MA
~3-4 MA
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What is an ASPA?

Antarctic Scientific Performance Award
Antarctic Specially Protected Area
Antarctic Scientific Production Area
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How many original nations joined the ATS?

12
29
50
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When was the Antarctic Treaty System ratified?

1959
1969
1961
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Which answer does not effect sea level on a long time scale?

Tectonic Activity
Sedimentation
Steric (Temperature)
Tides
Eustatic (Amount of water in the ocean)
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How many IPY have there been?

6
5
4
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What effects sea level on a short time scale?

Tides, Waves, Sea Sponges
Tides, Storm Surges, Land Movements
Waves, How many boats are floating in it
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Which projects were part of the 2007-2008 IPY?

Hint: 2 choices
ANDRILL
Ice core projects
Penguin Racing
Cape Roberts
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The heat of the atmosphere can be stored up to how many meters of the ocean?

3.2m
2.5m
1.8m
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What level is CO2 at today?

~393 ppm
~450 ppm
~280 ppm
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Voting for the ATS is done by?

Majority rules
Consensus
Lottery
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When did the MS Explorer sink?

2006
2007
2008