9 Ocean Volume Depth and Current 5

9 Ocean Volume - equator 30 o East wind West wind Winds plus Coriolis Force Coriolis deflects water to the right in the direction of travel(east

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equator pole Sun’s rays General Circulation Earth Ocean
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General Circulation (North) Surface Water equator 30 o 1. Solar Heating 2. Winds 3. Coriolis
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Winds Guide the Direction of Surface Water Winds blow to the west between 0 o and 30 o latitude. 30 o 0 o
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General Circulation (North) Surface Water wind equator 30o
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The Coriolis force deflects objects To the right of the direction of motion.
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East wind Winds plus Coriolis Force East winds blow water to the west, Coriolis deflects water to the right (east).
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Unformatted text preview: equator 30 o East wind West wind Winds plus Coriolis Force Coriolis deflects water to the right in the direction of travel (east). Above 30 o , westerlies push water to the east. equator 30o East wind West wind Water encounters land and is deflected north and south. The bulk is deflected to the south, and Coriolis deflects it to the right Below 30 o , moving water encounters east wind and is moved to the west...
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This note was uploaded on 02/10/2011 for the course SWS 2007 taught by Professor bonczek during the Fall '09 term at University of Florida.

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9 Ocean Volume - equator 30 o East wind West wind Winds plus Coriolis Force Coriolis deflects water to the right in the direction of travel(east

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