November 16, 2011. Objective: Learn how ocean currents move heat around the Earth. Agenda: Textbook pages 519-524 answer questions 1-6 Ocean Notes continued Ocean Current Worksheet Review for Test Homework: All work is due tomorrow for 2 nd MP Test Tomorrow… STUDY!. Salinity.
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The amount of salt per unit water is known as salinity.
The most abundant salt in seawater is ________, but there are many other salts present in the form of ions.
The average salinity of seawater is _____ ppt. Therefore, for every 1,000 ml water, there are ___ grams of dissolved salts.
Near the equator salinity is __________ than average due to ___________________.
Near the poles salinity is __________ than average due to _______________.
melting sea ice
In the Mediterranean the salinity is __________than average due to __________.
differences in depth
Longer (red) wavelengths are absorbed before reaching deep water. Shrimp can hide and not become a meal.
Label the three ocean layers in the diagram below.
Listed below are some of the major surface currents. The force which generates these currents is ____________.
shorter wavelengths not absorbed
differences in temperature and salinity