Thursday, October 31, 2013

Deep Ocean Currents Lab

This week's lab showed us that differences in water temperature can cause deep ocean currents to form.  The red dye represents the less-dense warm water, and the blue dye is the more-dense cooler water.  The warmer water rises as the cooler water sinks.  This causes currents to form far below the surface of the ocean where wind energy cannot reach to move the water.

This lab demonstrates that deep ocean currents can be caused by differences in ocean water temperature.  

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