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...
Surface ocean currents are caused by winds. Wind currents run in certain
directions because the earth rotates. Winds go to the right in the northern
Jan 26, 2011 ... The water of the ocean surface moves in a regular pattern called surface ocean
currents. the currents are named. In this map, warm currents ...
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 ...
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
knowledge of ocean currents can be used in cruise planning ... changes in speed
or direction due to seasonal winds. The ... and surface wind-current direction
varies from about 15° ... form the Cape Horn, Falkland, and most of the Benguela.
This makes them one of the most important driving forces of climate. ... The
surface water in the North Atlantic region sinks to a depth of around 2000 metres
due to ... As the cold and salty surface water sinks by convection, salty water
flows in ...
Deep Water Currents--Thermohaline Circulation ... A wind blowing for 10 hours
across the ocean will cause the surface waters to flow at about 2% ... This is
caused by the effect of the rotating Earth which tends to move the "hill" of water to
A seasonal thermocline is formed when surface water is cooled, and sinks to the
... absorb most of the dissolved inorganic nutrients from the surface waters and
are ... In contrast to the wind over land, the major driving forces of ocean currents
are ... Seawater is cooled by the wind and the salinity of the water increases due
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.