Chapter 9 Circulation of the Ocean
Chapter Outline • 9.1: Definition of currents • 9.2: Surface currents are driven by wind • 9.3: Surface currents affect weather and climate • 9.4: Wind causes vertical movement in the ocean (upwellings and downwellings) • 9.6: Thermohaline circulation and deep water currents.
Currents • Surface Currents: Driven by wind
Currents • Thermohaline Currents: Depend on temperature and salinity of water.
Transverse Currents http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JMLy4jV7Xgo