caused by wind
caused by the gravitational pull of sun, moon, earth
caused by wind
Deep water currents
caused by temperature and salinity differences
Surface Currents (1)
transfer huge amounts of heat to other areas of the globe (1)
Surface Currents (2)
affect only 10% of total volume of ocean water (2)
something that has to start the water moving
the sun heats the water unevenly at poles and the equator
_____________ are caused by solar heating
______________ are caused by wind
pulls water towards lowest points
rotation of the earth causes water to move in a clockwise or counterclockwise direction
a large-scale, circular system of currents caused by interacting forces
a set of conditions or units that depend on and interact with each other, forming a more complex and integrated whole.
an effect or result that seems inconsistent with what you would expect.
Fancy way of saying the water cycle
related to heat
related to salt
density driven currents
The Great Ocean Conveyor belt
is driven mainly by Thermohaline Circulation
large-scale ocean circulation driven by density differences
the concentration or percentage of salt in a certain amount of water.
1 liter= ____________ milliliters
1 ml of water is __________
1 cm3 of water = ___ ml of water
__________ is more dense than fresher water.
__________ is more dense than warmer water.
climate cooling in certain areas
What is a possible paradoxical effect of global warming?