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Lesson 5: Ocean Currents (Weather & Climate Systems)
Vocabulary for Smithsonian STC-MS Weather & Climate Systems Unit
Terms in this set (9)
A circulating flow of air or water resulting from temperature differences; also called a convection cell.
The movement of a gas or liquid in a definite direction.
An unusually warm flow of surface water that occurs in the equatorial Pacific Ocean about every two to seven years.
An unusually cool flow of surface water that occurs in the equatorial Pacific Ocean.
The movement of ocean water in a specific direction.
Saltiness; the amount of salt dissolved in water.
A current found on the surface of the ocean that is driven by wind.
The rising of cold, deep water from an ocean bottom.
The natural movement of air.
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