Ocean Circulation. Objectives. Demonstrate an understanding of: Ocean circulation Coreolis effect Global wind patterns Great ocean conveyor. Firing a missile. Fig 3.16 Aim the missile at Charleston --> 2 1/2 hours later it hits San Diego. Why? Coriolis clip (about halfway)
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Demonstrate an understanding of:
This doesn’t just happen at the equator . . .
Where are the deserts located?
Flying a plane?
Play merrry-go-round clip
With your knowledge of the Ekman transport, explain why the currents flow in the direction they do. (Hint: what do you notice about the wind direction?)
Can you identify the trade winds and the westerlies? Chat with a neighbor.