Air Sea Connection
How are the atmosphere and ocean connected?
What are the four layers of the atmosphere?
What is the Coriolis effect?
The Coriolis effect is a significant concept. it is a major factor affecting the distributions of the Earth's heat, nutrients, and many types of life by shaping the flow of wind and currents. With out the Coriolis effect, Christopher Columbus would not have had the winds he needed to reach the New World.
What causes the Coriolis effect?
This is the Coriolis effect, and it is simply caused by the earths rotation. This effect makes wind systems in the southern side of the equator (southern hemisphere) spin clockwise and wind systems in the northern side (north hemisphere) spin counterclockwise.