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Dense cold water at the surface of the North Atlantic sinks to drive drive deep ocean circulation.

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    Deep Ocean Currents

    Deep Ocean Currents

    by CK-12 //at grade
    How different densities of water drive ocean currents.
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    Deep Ocean Currents

    Deep Ocean Currents

    by CK-12 //basic
    How different densities of water drive ocean currents.
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    Deep Ocean Currents

    Deep Ocean Currents

    by Josh Corbat //at grade
    How different densities of water drive ocean currents.
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    Deep Ocean Currents

    Deep Ocean Currents

    by Jim Doherty, Ph.D. //at grade
    How different densities of water drive ocean currents.
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    Deep Ocean Currents

    Deep Ocean Currents

    by Antonio Carrillo //at grade
    How different densities of water drive ocean currents.
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    Deep Ocean Currents

    Deep Ocean Currents

    by jaya kumar //at grade
    How different densities of water drive ocean currents.
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    Deep Ocean Currents

    Deep Ocean Currents

    by Kristin Kiebler //at grade
    How different densities of water drive ocean currents.
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    Deep Ocean Currents B

    Deep Ocean Currents B

    by Annette Drake //at grade
    How different densities of water drive ocean currents.
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    Deep Ocean Currents

    Deep Ocean Currents

    by Joe Caffrey //at grade
    How different densities of water drive ocean currents.
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    Deep Ocean Currents - Upwelling and Downwelling

    Deep Ocean Currents - Upwelling and Downwelling

    by Gerty Cori Ward //basic
    How different densities of water drive ocean currents.
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    Deep Ocean Currents - Thermohaline Circulation

    Deep Ocean Currents - Thermohaline Circulation

    by Gerty Cori Ward //at grade
    How different densities of water drive ocean currents.
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  • Video
    Ocean & Atmosphere - Physical Structure

    Ocean & Atmosphere - Physical Structure

    by CK-12 //at grade
    Discusses the vertical distribution of life in the oceans. Seawater density creates currents, which provide different habitats for different creatures.
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    Density Current

    Density Current

    by CK-12 //basic
    Describes how the different densities of water in the ocean create currents.
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  • Lesson Plan
    Density: Sea Water Mixing & Sinking Lesson Plan

    Density: Sea Water Mixing & Sinking Lesson Plan

    by CK-12 //at grade
    Students discover how salinity and temperature relate to ocean circulation. Lesson includes background information, a concept map, student activities, and assessments.
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    Deep Ocean Currents Practice
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    Deep Ocean Currents Practice

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  • Downloadable Quiz
    Deep Ocean Currents Quiz - MS ES

    Deep Ocean Currents Quiz - MS ES

    by CK-12 //basic
    Reviews how different densities of seawater drive deep currents.
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    Deep Ocean Currents Quiz

    Deep Ocean Currents Quiz

    by CK-12 //at grade
    Quiz on Deep Ocean Currents
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    Deep Ocean Currents Discussion Questions

    Deep Ocean Currents Discussion Questions

    by CK-12 //at grade
    A list of student-submitted discussion questions for Deep Ocean Currents.
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  • Real World Application
    The Southern Ocean

    The Southern Ocean

    by CK-12 //basic
    The Southern Ocean is the fifth ocean. It is dominated by the Antarctic Circumpolar Current, which goes clockwise around Antarctica.
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    Salty Seas

    Salty Seas

    by CK-12 //at grade
    Find out how and why seawater salinity is changing and the effect that could have on ocean currents.
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    Pearly Wisdom

    Pearly Wisdom

    by David Carmichael //at grade
    Students will look at the effects of ocean acidification on oysters and corals, find similarities between growing ocean acidification and ocean circulation, look at current science research in this field, and explore other potential challenges to the ocean's chemistry.
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    The Southern Ocean

    The Southern Ocean

    by David Carmichael //basic
    The Southern Ocean is the fifth ocean. It is dominated by the Antarctic Circumpolar Current, which goes clockwise around Antarctica.
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    Salty Seas

    Salty Seas

    by David Carmichael //at grade
    Find out how and why seawater salinity is changing and the effect that could have on ocean currents.
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  • Real World Application
    Pearly Wisdom

    Pearly Wisdom

    by Philip Dunne //at grade
    Students will look at the effects of ocean acidification on oysters and corals, find similarities between growing ocean acidification and ocean circulation, look at current science research in this field, and explore other potential challenges to the ocean's chemistry.
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  • Real World Application
    Ocean Acidification

    Ocean Acidification

    by Philip Dunne //at grade
    Students will look at the effects of ocean acidification on oysters and corals, find similarities between growing ocean acidification and ocean circulation, look at current science research in this field, and explore other potential challenges to the ocean's chemistry.
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  • Real World Application
    Pearly Wisdom

    Pearly Wisdom

    by CK-12 //at grade
    Students will look at the effects of ocean acidification on oysters and corals, find similarities between growing ocean acidification and ocean circulation, look at current science research in this field, and explore other potential challenges to the ocean's chemistry.
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  • Real World Application
    Feeding Frenzy

    Feeding Frenzy

    by CK-12 //at grade
    Discover how upwelling in Monterey Bay has led to an abundance of life all the way up the food chain.
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  • Mind Map
    Deep Ocean Currents Mind Map

    Deep Ocean Currents Mind Map

    by CK-12 //at grade
    Illustrated mind map for Deep Ocean Currents.
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  • Study Guide
    Deep Ocean Currents Study Guide

    Deep Ocean Currents Study Guide

    by CK-12 //at grade
    This study guide summarizes the key points of Deep Ocean Currents. You can download and customize it to suit your needs and study habits.
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    Deep Ocean Currents Flashcards

    Deep Ocean Currents Flashcards

    by CK-12 //at grade
    These flashcards help you study important terms and vocabulary from Deep Ocean Currents.
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