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Understanding Ocean Currents
NOAA provides a comprehensive site that hosts information on ocean currents. There are three factors that drive these currents. Included is a tutorial that reviews specific currents, causes of currents, how they are measured, and the effect they have on the lives of people living close by. There is also a podcast the explains the difference between tides and currents. Check out the slide show that explains how seawater gets saltier and what that means for global currents. Be sure to read about how global climate change affects this global conveyor belt.
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Valerie Bourbour is a certified educator and past Co-Director of The Academy of Ormond Beach. Ms. Bourbour has experience in online learning platforms and aims for student success.