TITLE

SURFACE CURRENTS

PUB. DATE
February 2008
SOURCE
Oceans (9781405321754);2008, p48
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Book Chapter
ABSTRACT
A chapter from the book "Oceans" is presented. It offers information on surface currents and how the wind causes the surface current to flow around the oceans. It explains that the prevailing winds created by global air circulation is the most influential of these winds and deflected by the Earth's spin, the resulting surface currents create a big and swirling gyres that spread warm and cold water around the earth. It explains the Ekman Spiral, swirling gyres, boundary currents, still centres, upwelling zones and coastal downwelling.
ACCESSION #
43662804

 

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