The Oceans - deflected east Movements are deflected to...

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The Oceans
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Take-Away Points 1. The ocean is salty because erosion brings dissolved elements to the sea 2. The Coriolis Effect causes ocean currents to travel curving paths 3. Surface currents in the ocean are driven by the winds 4. Vertical movements in the ocean are due to density differences
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Composition of Sea Water Element Weight %: 1%=10 gm/liter Cl 1.9 Na 1.05 Mg 0.135 S 0.0885 Ca 0.040 K 0.038 Br 0.0065 C 0.0028 Sr 0.00081 B 0..00096 Si 0.00030 F 0.00013 1. The ocean is salty because erosion brings dissolved elements to the sea
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The Coriolis Effect Due to moving on a rotating earth Things on equator are moving faster than points near poles Affects: Winds Ocean Currents Tides 2. The Coriolis Effect causes ocean currents to travel curving paths
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The Coriolis Effect Things moving toward the equator are deflected west Things moving poleward are
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Unformatted text preview: deflected east Movements are deflected to right in Northern Hemisphere Movements are deflected to left in Southern Hemisphere 2. The Coriolis Effect causes ocean currents to travel curving paths Not a Manifestation of the Coriolis Effect! Too small scale for the Coriolis Effect to be significant Ocean Currents 3. Surface currents in the ocean are driven by the winds Tracking Ocean Currents 2011 Tsunami Debris The Global Heat Conveyor 4. Vertical movements in the ocean are due to density differences Take-Away Points 1. The ocean is salty because erosion brings dissolved elements to the sea 2. The Coriolis Effect causes ocean currents to travel curving paths 3. Surface currents in the ocean are driven by the winds 4. Vertical movements in the ocean are due to density differences...
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This note was uploaded on 12/08/2011 for the course GEO 121 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '11 term at North South University.

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