The Air-Sea Connection

How are the ocean and the atmosphere connected?

Air-Sea Connections

  • So how does something in the ocean influence the atmosphere? The sea and air are really connected, each influenced by the other, with the same dynamics occurring in both.
  • The sea and atmosphere are both fluids; they differ in terms of density. Sure the sea is a thousand times more dense than the air, but that doesn't separate them. The sea and atmosphere come together at an interface.

The Air We Breathe

  • Oceans are a critical player in the basic elements we need to survive. Ocean plants produce half of the world’s oxygen, then these waters absorb nearly one-third of human-caused carbon dioxide emissions. Oceans also regulate our weather and form the clouds that bring us fresh water.
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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What's the connection?
  2. How are the atmosphere and the ocean connected?
  3. What is air made of?
  4. How is the salt in the ocean created?
  5. What kind of impacts are actually occurring in the oceans?