This tutorial provides an overview of some of the major factors that cause coastal and open ocean currents. Topics include longshore and rip currents, and upwelling events, as well as discussions of the Coriolis effect,...
The oceans are in constant flux. The movement of ocean water is readily observable in the rise and fall of the tides and the continual lapping of waves along the coastlines of continents and islands. Less obvious is the...
A network of currents called the Great Ocean Conveyor constantly circulates the water in Earth's oceans and redistributes heat from the tropics toward the poles, keeping some regions far more habitable than they would...
Created by the amazing folks at the Goddard Space Flight Center, this site looks down at the Earth from Space. The SeaWiFS Instrument allows us to see the Oceans in a different light. This tools provides many...
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