Ocean currents are like giant conveyor belts because they move large amounts of water every day. Posted by jason kottke jan 31 2014.
See current wind weather ocean and pollution conditions as forecast by supercomputers on an interactive animated map.
A map of ocean currents. This ted ed lesson features how ocean currents work. Updated every three hours. The five major oceans wide gyres are the north atlantic south atlantic north pacific south pacific indian ocean ocean gyres and world map pacific of plastic pollution.
To go along with his wind map of the earth cameron beccario has made a world map of global ocean currents with data that updates every five days or so. The ocean currents consist of horizontal and vertical components of the circulation system of ocean waters that is produced by gravity wind friction and water density variation in different. For example the wind tides water density rotation and even ocean floor topography influences currents in the oceans.
Then it gets into what influences ocean currents. Realtime map of global ocean currents. The currents we see at the beach are called coastal currents that can affect land and wave formations.
Draw ocean currents on a world map. It starts with a story of how rubber ducks got swept away by ocean currents. Ocean currents are primarily horizontal water.
Ted ed lesson how ocean currents work. If you look at a world map about 71 of the world is water. Display the ocean conveyor belt cartoon from the resource carousel.
And a significant amount of this water is from water held in oceans. The maps which were created at various times in past years show the many warm and cold ocean currents responsible for transporting water across long distances throughout the world s oceans. Not quite realtime but still er current enough.
Explain to students that this is a depiction of ocean currents called the ocean conveyor belt. Is to establish scientific partnerships between schools around the world and engage students in activities and communication about ocean climate science. The ocean conveyor belt is caused by differences in water temperature and salinity.
An ocean current is a continuous directed movement of sea water generated by a number of forces acting upon the water including wind the coriolis effect breaking waves cabbeling and temperature and salinity differences. Depth contours shoreline configurations and interactions with other currents influence a current s direction and strength.