The Air-Sea Connection

How are the ocean and atmosphere connected?

Solar Connections

The sun gives energy to life, almost all its energy comes from the sun. Except for chemosynthesizers, primary producer organisms combine light energy from the sun with water and carbon to make energy.

The Connection Between the Sea and the Atmosphere

How does something in the ocean influence the atmosphere? We seen how hurricanes depend on the sea for energy, but they are more things then just that. The sea and the air are really connected, both of them influence each other. The sea and atmosphere come together at an interface.

Waves and surface currents are wind generated. The atmosphere pushes the ocean surface along, When the ocean moves, heat is redistributed and eventually tossed back into the atmosphere.