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Oceans and Weather

this percent of the surface is covered in water 70
this percent is found in oceans 97
amount of salt dissolved in water salinity
this percent is frozen in water 2
leaves this percent of fresh water 1
a large amount of ocean water that moves almost like a river ocean current
microscopic plants and animals plankton
largest current in the ocean Antarctic Circumpolar Current
two types of ocean currents surface and deep water currents
movement of surface currents wind action, earths spin,and the shape of the continent
movement of deep water currents temperature and salinity of water
the temperature that is cold enough to freeze -1.9
the rising of water from the deep upwelling
surface winds coming off land can cause this upwelling
a measure of how long it takes for a material to heat up or cool down high heat capacity
moisture reaches the atmosphere through this water evaporation
water eventually returns to the ocean by this precipitation
the condition of the atmosphere at a specific time weather
sun heats the surface of the ocean, some of this heat is transfered to the air above convection
mass of warm air thermal
Created by: poopoohead