TITLE

Wind and Wave

PUB. DATE
February 2007
SOURCE
Oceans Atlas;2007, p14
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Book Chapter
ABSTRACT
Information on ocean wind and wave from a chapter of the book "Oceans Atlas: An Interactive Ocean Adventure" is presented. It explains that the tropical trade winds are created as the air moves over the surface and the Earth's spin makes it swerve off. Similar effects cause prevailing winds in cooler regions, whipping up big waves. It notes that winds are caused by cool air sinking, blowing across the ocean surface as wind, then warming up and rising. The process by which swirling cyclones are created is described.
ACCESSION #
43827228

 

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