Wind and Waves

Topography storms tides on the west sides of the ocean

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Unformatted text preview: 90˚ from the wind movement (net movement of water) Circulation of current (hot and cold circle) is known as a gyre What can mess up gyres? Topography Storms Tides On the west sides of the ocean are typically warmer Three layers of water Surface Intermediate Deep Thermohaline circulation: density and temperature interaction to move water Waves are caused by wind, seismic activity. Wavelengths decrease when approaching shore Tides are caused by gravity from the moon and the sun The pull of the satellite (either moon or sun) pulls the water when facing, but compresses at 90˚ READ THE...
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This document was uploaded on 03/23/2014 for the course BIOL 403 at Georgetown.

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