Air Sea Connections

By Dylan Smart and Austin Carlton

Air and Sea

So how does something in the ocean influence the atmosphere? Sea for energy. The sea and air are really connected. They each are influenced by the other. They differ in terms of density. Sure the sea is a thousand times denser than the air. The two main gasses that are in the air are Nitrogen 78.08% and Oxygen 20.95%.

Air

The air is traditionally thought to be healthy. The air is made up of a mixture of many gasses that surrounds us. The two main gasses that are in the air are Nitrogen 78.08% and Oxygen 20.95%. The four layers of the atmosphere consist of Troposphere, Stratosphere, Mesosphere, and the Thermosphere. The Coriolis is the way the Earth turns effects the route of a plane as the plane can't drive in a straight line because it would turn in a different direction do to the Earth's rotation

Sea

For a hurricane to form, it must have two things: a weather disturbance, like a thunderstorm, that pulls in warm surface air from all directions and water at the ocean’s surface that is at least 80° Fahrenheit (27° Celsius). Because it is the interaction of warm air and warm seawater that spawns these storms, they form over tropical oceans between about 5 and 20 degrees of latitude. At these latitudes, seawater is hot enough to give the storms strength and the rotation of the Earth makes them spin.

Sources

http://oceanexplorer.noaa.gov/facts/hurricanes.html

Life on an Ocean Planet (text book)