demonstrating that prevailing winds create surface currents
Wednesday, November 4, 2015
Our work with surface currents included research on the world's gyres. We modeled the formation of gyres using beads and water in a shallow dish. By blowing across the water, we were able to create gyres that moved in both clockwise and counter-clockwise directions. By blowing across the center of the dish (where the equator would be located) we were even able to make two opposite-spinning gyres at the same time!