Unformatted text preview: o When you add up the averages of the directions from each direction it comes out to a “net transport” of 90˚ offset to the right for all the water in the column. • Gravity + Coriolis results in something called the Geostrophic flow. o Gravity pushes out as the Coriolis effect pushes water in. This results in a circular flow of water. These result in Subtropical Gyres. • Western Intensification: o Western Boundary currents are narrower, stronger, faster, deeper, and warmer than eastern currents. o Eastern Boundary currents are wider, weaker, slower, shallower, and colder than western currents ← A layered Ocean: •...
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- Fall '07
- Ocean current, Geostrophic wind, Boundary current, surface ocean circulation