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L.O:LARGE BODIES OF WATER,OCEAN CURRENTS & WATER CYCLE.
THE CLIMATE is the long-termweather.The hottest climates are around the EQUATOR (zerodegrees latitude) because of the grea...
Ocean currents are thecontinuous flow of ocean waterat or below the ocean’s surface.
There are warm surface currents &cool surface currents.
warm surface currents begin in theequatorial regions and flow north.
cool surface currents begin in thenorthern regions and flow south.
Notice: The pattern of the surfaceocean currents.
the currents curve to the right in thenorthern hemisphere.
1) The surface currents flow as theydo because of the planetary winds
2) The surface currents (& theplanetary winds) curve becauseof the Earth rotates.
This deflection (curving)phenomena is called:The Coriolis effect
If the earth didn’t rotate, planetarywinds would flow from high latitudes tothe equator.
The curving of the winds (the corioliseffect) is due to the planet’s rotation.
Surface ocean currents affectearth’s climate.
warm ocean currents moderate coldclimates by bringing warm water &warm temperatures.
cool ocean currents moderate warmclimates by bringing cool water & cooltemperatures to them.
The gulf stream keeps the EasternNorth America, the British Isles &Norway from having a much colderclimates.
Ocean currents cool the hotterplaces, by moving solar energy tothe cooler places.
Ocean currents warm the coolerplaces, by bringing solar energyto them.
This might be New York or London orOslo, Norway without the Gulf streamto warm them.
This might be Chile, Argentina orCalifornia without the Cold currentsto cool them.
Besides ocean currents, just beNEAR a large body of water keepsthe land from getting too cold in thewinter or too hot in t...
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  1. 1. L.O:LARGE BODIES OF WATER,OCEAN CURRENTS & WATER CYCLE.
  2. 2. THE CLIMATE is the long-termweather.The hottest climates are around the EQUATOR (zerodegrees latitude) because of the greatest intensity(angle) of INSOLATION.
  3. 3. Ocean currents are thecontinuous flow of ocean waterat or below the ocean’s surface.
  4. 4. There are warm surface currents &cool surface currents.
  5. 5. warm surface currents begin in theequatorial regions and flow north.
  6. 6. cool surface currents begin in thenorthern regions and flow south.
  7. 7. Notice: The pattern of the surfaceocean currents.
  8. 8. the currents curve to the right in thenorthern hemisphere.
  9. 9. 1) The surface currents flow as theydo because of the planetary winds
  10. 10. 2) The surface currents (& theplanetary winds) curve becauseof the Earth rotates.
  11. 11. This deflection (curving)phenomena is called:The Coriolis effect
  12. 12. If the earth didn’t rotate, planetarywinds would flow from high latitudes tothe equator.
  13. 13. The curving of the winds (the corioliseffect) is due to the planet’s rotation.
  14. 14. Surface ocean currents affectearth’s climate.
  15. 15. warm ocean currents moderate coldclimates by bringing warm water &warm temperatures.
  16. 16. cool ocean currents moderate warmclimates by bringing cool water & cooltemperatures to them.
  17. 17. The gulf stream keeps the EasternNorth America, the British Isles &Norway from having a much colderclimates.
  18. 18. Ocean currents cool the hotterplaces, by moving solar energy tothe cooler places.
  19. 19. Ocean currents warm the coolerplaces, by bringing solar energyto them.
  20. 20. This might be New York or London orOslo, Norway without the Gulf streamto warm them.
  21. 21. This might be Chile, Argentina orCalifornia without the Cold currentsto cool them.
  22. 22. Besides ocean currents, just beNEAR a large body of water keepsthe land from getting too cold in thewinter or too hot in the summer

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