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The Oceans

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  1. The Oceans

  2. Element Weight %: 1%=10 gm/liter Cl 1.9 Na 1.05 Mg 0.135 S 0.0885 Ca 0.040 K 0.038 Br 0.0065 C 0.0028 Sr 0.00081 B 0..00096 Si 0.00030 F 0.00013 Composition of Sea Water

  3. The Coriolis Effect • Due to moving on a rotating earth • Things on equator are moving faster than points near poles • Affects: • Winds • Ocean Currents • Tides

  4. The Coriolis Effect • Things moving toward the equator are deflected west • Things moving poleward are deflected east • Counterclockwise in Northern Hemisphere • Clockwise in Southern Hemisphere

  5. Not a Manifestation of the Coriolis Effect! • Too small scale for the Coriolis Effect to be significant

  6. Ocean Currents

  7. Tracking Ocean Currents

  8. The Global Heat Conveyor