Air Sea Connection

Nicheal Wiley 10-9-15 2nd period

The Air We Breathe

Winds Connected to the Ocean

  • Winds drive surface ocean currents because global winds drag on the water's surface, causing it to move and build up in the direction that the wind is blowing.
  • And just as the Coriolis effect deflects winds right off the Northern Hemisphere and to the left in the Southern Hemisphere.
  • There are five major ocean wide gyres- the North Atlantic, South Atlantic, North Pacific, South Pacific, and Indian Ocean gyres. Each is flanked by a strong narrow "western boundary current", and a weak and broad "eastern boundary current"
  • EX: The Gulf (powerful western boundary current in North Atlantic Ocean

  • Cite Page: (oceanservice.noaa.gov/education/kits/currents05currents3.html)
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Thinking Questions

  • What do you think about The Ocean?
  • Have you ever wonder about The Ocean Connections?
  • What have you learned from this News-letter?
  • Does this News-letter have any affects in your Life?