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science ocean words

waves up and down movement in the ocean.
crest a top of the ocean waves
wavelength the distance between two successive waves
preiod the time it takes for two successive wave crest
fetch the distance the wind blows over open water
currents rivers that move water to all parts of the ocean
coriolis effects the curving motion cuased by the earths rotation
tradewinds planetary winds they move east to west toward the equator
westrtlies other winds that blow from east to west and pushes the current with it
upwelling the rising of deep water to the surface
turbidity currents when sediment mixes with the ocean water it can sink to form it
Created by: claygod