HHCurrents_OM_SFSU

HHCurrents_OM_SFSU - margin) Away from poles; toward...

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    Turn to  Neighbor:  Using this  map as a  basis, diagram  air cells,  winds, highs  and lows,  doldrums,  horse  latitudes .
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    CASE STUDY   Pollution – How do pollutants get distributed  and mixed through the world’s oceans?
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    CASE STUDY   Pollution – What direction does pollution travel  if stuck only in the surface layers off your  coastline?
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    Animation:  Ekman Transport
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    CASE STUDY   Pollution – How does pollution migrate around  an ocean? What drives it?
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    CASE STUDY   Pollution – Is there a place in the world’s oceans  where floating pollution collects? Where it  moves faster or slower? Why? 
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    Location Travel  direction Temp Speed Width Depth Vol- ume World  examples Eastern  boundary  current Western  boundary  current
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    Location Travel  dir- ection Temp Speed Width Depth Vol- ume World  examples Eastern  boundary  current Eastern  edge of the  ocean  (western  continental 
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Unformatted text preview: margin) Away from poles; toward equator Cold < 0.3 m/s 10 km/d >1000 km <0.5 km 10-15 Sv California, Canary Western boundary current Western edge of the ocean (eastern continental margin) Away from equator; toward poles Warm > 1.5 m/s 100 km/d <100 km 1-2 km > 50 Sv Gulf Stream [3-10 km/hr; 100 Sv], Kuroshio NOTE: Gulf Stream: 3-10 km/hr; 100 Sv, West Wind Drift: 2.75 km/h; 130 Sv [Sv = Sverdrup = 1 million cubic meters] CASE STUDY Pollution Where does pollution off New Jersey go first? CASE STUDY Pollution What happens to African pollution? South America? Animation El Nino Animation Ocean Circulation AABW AABW PDW...
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