An ocean current is a continuous, directed movement of seawater generated by
forces acting upon this mean flow, such as breaking waves, wind, the Coriolis
effect, cabbeling, temperature and salinity...
Feb 14, 2013 ... There are two distinct current systems in the ocean—surface circulation, ... by
density differences in water masses caused by temperature and ...
More Surface Currents - A surface current can occur in the open ocean, affected
by winds like ... Some of these wind patterns are caused by the Coriolis force.
Ocean Currents are influenced by two types of forces. 1. ... Friction is the coupling
between the wind and the water's surface. ... This is caused by the effect of the
rotating Earth which tends to move the "hill" of water to the western sides of the ...
Ocean currents are organized flows that persist over some geographical ... blow
over most of the U.S., forces a net movement of water to the south, due to Ekman
Jan 4, 2013 ... Surface currents are caused by the major wind belts. These winds blow in the
same direction all the time. So they can keep water moving in the ...
Surface ocean currents are mainly caused by wind. The winds that most affect the
oceans' currents are: The Westerlies (40-50 degree latitudes) blow west to ...
B. First we'll look at the surface currents and then the deep water currents. ....
Most ocean surface currents are a combination of wind-driven and geostrophic ....
water masses caused by differences in temperature, salinity and suspended load
Then, the SUN is like an engine which drives ocean currents. ... the process, wind
that occurs due to air currents will induce currents at the surface of the ocean.
Mar 21, 2013 ... Ocean currents are located at the ocean surface and in deep water below ... in
Europe's temperatures due to a disruption of the Gulf Stream.