ES Unit 4: Earth's Atmosphere and Hydrosphere
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The force of air pressing down on an object
The side to side movement of air from areas of high pressure to areas of low pressure
The turning of global winds because of the rotation of Earth
The local wind that happens during the day when heat rises from the land and cooler air fills in from the ocean
The local wind that happens at night when heat rises from the ocean and cooler air fills in from the land
Movements of water near the surface of the ocean, caused by global winds blowing across the water
deep ocean current
The slow-moving flow of water near the bottom of the ocean, caused by differences in density (Great Ocean Conveyor Belt)
These changes in density are caused by changes in temperature and salinity.
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