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Question 1: The Circumpolar Current is driven by the strong westerly ________ which are found in the latitudes of the Southern Ocean.
MeteorologyThunderstormPrecipitation (meteorology)Wind

Question 2: The ACC is the dominant circulation feature of the ________ and, at approximately 125 Sverdrups, the largest ocean current[1].
Pacific OceanAtlantic OceanIndian OceanSouthern Ocean

Question 3: Deflection is also seen as it passes over the ________ in the Southeast Pacific.
Passive marginDivergent boundarySeafloor spreadingMid-ocean ridge

Question 4: Such theories link the magnitude of the Circumpolar Current with the global ________, particularly the properties of the North Atlantic.
Coriolis effectOcean currentThermohaline circulationGulf Stream

Question 5: The ACC connects the Atlantic, Pacific and ________ basins, and as such serves as a principal pathway of exchange between these basins.
Indian OceanMediterranean SeaArabian SeaSouthern Ocean

Question 6: The increasing eastward momentum imparted by the winds causes water parcels to drift outwards from the axis of the Earth's rotation (in other words, northward) as a result of the ________.
Coriolis effectGulf StreamThermohaline circulationOcean gyre

Question 7: There is a relatively small addition of flow in the Indian Ocean, with the transport south of ________ reaching around 147 Sv, at which point the current is probably the largest on the planet.
TasmaniaVictoria (Australia)Western AustraliaAustralia

Question 8: The Antarctic Circumpolar Current (ACC) is an ocean current that flows from west to east around ________.
DesertAtacama DesertKalahari DesertAntarctica







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