Currents IAN 2

9. ocean currents flow in a clockwise direction in the Northern Hemisphere.  Currents flow in a counterclockwise direction in the Southern Hemisphere.

10.  coriolis effect causes the winds and the currents to curve.

11. Gulf Stream-100 km wide surface current in the Atlantic Ocean that carries warm water up from the equator.

12. drift bottle- bottle containing a message that is dropped into a current to track its movement.

13. Gyre-surface currents that are wind driven and and move in large circular patterns

14. North Atlantic Current is a gyre- surface current that takes warm water up to Northern Europe and gives it a warmer climate

15. continental deflection-when a current changes direction because it is flowing towards a continent