An ocean current is a continuous, directed movement of seawater generated by
forces acting ... Surface oceanic currents are sometimes wind driven and develop
their typical clockwise spirals in .... ...
Ocean currents can be formed by wind, gravity, earthquakes and temperature
and salinity variations that cause density differences in the water mass, according
Feb 14, 2013 ... Ocean currents can be generated by wind, density differences in water masses
caused by temperature and salinity variations, gravity, and ...
13.6 Wind and Ocean Currents ... Differences in air pressure help cause winds
and affect air masses. ... As air goes from high to low pressure winds form.
This rotation causes both the wind and ocean currents to move from east to west.
... (if you were to look from above), a spiral shape of ocean currents would form.
OCEAN CURRENTS AROUND NEW ZEALAND. The Formation of Ocean
Currents. When the wind blows persistently in a particular direction, the wind
stress on ...
Aug 9, 2013 ... Surface ocean currents are primarily affected by wind patterns. Trade winds can
push water along the top of the ocean and aid in the formation ...
Yes, insolation, which is the amount of energy a surface receives from the sun in
kilowatts, at is less at the poles than the equator. This causes convection and in ...
The Gulf Stream is one of the strong ocean currents that carries warm water from
the ... First, it heats the atmosphere, creating winds and moving the sea surface
.... waters formed by this process that set up the deep ocean current patterns.
Ocean currents result from two processes - the action of wind on the surface of
the water, and from variation in water temperature that causes movement- a ...