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Earth Science

TermDefinition
salinity how much salt the water contains
current a mass of circular moving
tides periodic rises and falls of large bodies of water
deep ocean currents caused by temperature and salinity; form circular pattern in the ocean that form when dense sea water sinks beneath less dense water
Northern Hemisphere moves currents clockwise
Southern Hemisphere moves currents counter clockwise
Gulf Stream is a surface current that moves warm water northeastward toward Great Britain and Europe
Coriolis Effect rotation of the Earth and wind
Surface currents caused by the Coriolis effect that moves water horizontally and moves only the upper few hundred meters of water
Waves is a rhythmic movement that carries energy through matter and space. In the ocean, they move through seawater.
Ocean currents are a mass flow of ocean water
Density Currents Deep in the ocean, waters circulate not because of wind but because of density differences
density how solid a substance is
Created by: bsasser