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Ch 8.3


The surface currents in each ocean form ______. Gyre
An ________ can affect weather and climate. Ocean current
Some currents move along the water's surface, and other are examples of ______. Upwelling
Because of the __________, oceans currents flow counterclockwise in the southern hemisphere and clockwise in the northern hemisphere. Coriolis effect
An ______ is a large volume of water flowing in a certain. Ocean current
Surface currents are caused by _______ from the wind. Friction
Surface currents move water __________ and extend to about 400 m below the surface. Horizontally
A _____ is a circular system of currents. Gyre
The ___________ is the movement of water to the right or left and is caused by Earth's rotation. Coriolis effect
The vertical movement of water toward the ocean's surface is an _________. Upwelling
The vertical movement of water from the surface to deeper parts of the ocean is a ______ current. Density
Density currents are caused by density changes, which are brought on by changes in temperature or ______. Salinity
The oceans are a major part of the _________. Water cycle
The Great Ocean Conveyor Belt is a model used to explain how ocean circulate ___________ around Earth. Thermal energy
Ocean currents affect weather and _______. Climate
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