During an El Nino event, surface water temperatures increase along the west coast of South America. Which weather changes are likely to occur in this region?
decreased air temperature and increased precipitation
increased air temperature and increased precipitation
decreased air temperature and decreased precipitation
increased air temperature and decreased precipitation
Which of the following natural disasters is likely to cause the MOST widespread damage in a coastal ecosystem?
Which climatic event completes the diagram?
The Hawaiian Islands are home to some of the most studied volcanoes on Earth. The volcanoes erupt often but are seldom explosive because of the magma that they produce. Kilauea volcano is located on the largest of the Hawaiian islands and rises over 4,200 feet above sea level. Kilauea has been erupting continuously since 1983 and has resulted in new landmass.
Which event is best explained by tectonic plate movement?
The map below shows areas with active volcanoes. Where are most of the active volcanoes located?
at the center of the continents
on tectonic plate boundaries
along the equator
in the middle of the oceans
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