Antarctic 132

Antarctic 132

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

published on October 10, 201334 responses 1

What does IPY mean?

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

Select the three correct answers
Pollen
Chemistry of dust
Air bubbles
H2O
Colour of ice

How many countries are now in the ATS?

22
50
44

What does NADW mean?

North American Deep Waves
North African Dense Water
North Atlantic Deep Water

When did the MS Explorer sink?

2006
2007
2008

Which is not a way used to measure sea level?

GPS
Marine Deposits
Asking the fish if they have noticed a change

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)

When was the first IPY?

1850
1882
1897

What is the DWBC?

Deep Wave Bottom Current
Deep Western Boundary Current
Dense Water Botton Current

What aspect of ice cores tell scientists about past climates?

Colour of ice
Air Bubbles
Flavour of the ice

Voting for the ATS is done by?

Majority rules
Consensus
Lottery

Which projects were part of the 2007-2008 IPY?

Select the two correct answers
ANDRILL
Ice core projects
Penguin Racing
Cape Roberts

Article 1 of ATS states that Antarctica must be used for ____ purposes.

Entertainment
Tourisim
Peaceful

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

Select the two correct answers
ANZ
PEP
SCAR
CAMEL
CCAMLR

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

Eroding
Uplifting/decompressing
Compressing/sinking

New Zealand is a consultative party member.

True
False

When was the last time CO2 levels were this high?

~1-2 MA
~34 MA
~3-4 MA

What level is CO2 at today?

~393 ppm
~450 ppm
~280 ppm

How many IPY have there been?

6
5
4

What is the acronym for the Antarctic Tourisim Operators?

ATO
ANZ
IAATO

The heat of the atmosphere can be stored up to how many meters of the ocean?

3.2m
2.5m
1.8m

What is an ASPA?

Antarctic Scientific Performance Award
Antarctic Specially Protected Area
Antarctic Scientific Production Area

When did the Larsen B ice shelf collapse?

2002
2004
2000

When was the Antarctic Treaty System ratified?

1959
1969
1961

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

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

250
500
750

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

35m
127m
12-16m

When was the PEP ratified?

1991
1998
2003

Which of the following does not cause glaciation?

Tectonics
Atmosphere Composition
Earth's Orbit
Sea Level

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

Ludbald Explorer
Ice crusher
Southern Explorer

How many original nations joined the ATS?

12
29
50

When did the Antarctic Ice Sheet first develop?

~1 MA
~35 MA
~65 MA