By: Peyten & Red
What are they?
Shows where the water is directed.
Shows where the currents change from hot to cold.
Shows the average temperature of the water in general.
How do the currents affect climate?
In the northern hemisphere turn clockwise and the opposite for the southern. This is caused by imposed wind stress. deep ocean currents flow under the surface of the ocean and are hidden from immediate detection. the deepness changes and are called upwellings and downwellings. The density of the water change the temperature and the salinity.
The Coriolis Effect is an effect whereby a mass moving in a rotating system experiences a force (the Coriolis force ) acting perpendicular to the direction of motion and to the axis of rotation.