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Some currents carry warm water from the tropical and subtropical regions toward the poles, whil... ... middle of paper ... ... are many factors that contribute to the weather and climate but it is the ocean along with the sun that is responsible for creating such drastic weather changes. The hydrologic cycle is the never ending circulation that takes water from the ocean to atmosphere and back to the ocean. The ocean is responsible for making it rain, snow, hail or sleet by creating clouds from evaporation caused by the heat of the sun. Works Cited Herring, David. “Ocean and Climate Fact Sheet.” Earth Observatory.
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Descending a... ... middle of paper ... ...han those in Central Europe. Prevailing winds from the south west, passing over the ocean current are warmed and pick up large amounts of moisture. The precipitation, caused when the air is forced to rise over mountains or at fronts, provides the British Isles with a reliable precipitation all year. Cold ocean currents from colder polar waters have a contrasting effect. Those flowing south along coasts in the northern hemisphere keep summer temperatures cooler and the air drier than normal for that latitude.
The winds that most affect the oceans’ currents are the Westerlies which produce belts of ocean currents that flow east in the mid-latitude and the Trade winds which generate currents that flow to the west in tropical latitudes. These winds are mainly a result of warm air from the tropics moving towards the poles. The direction of the current is not the same as the direction of the wind but it is deflected at a forty five degree angle. This deflection is resulted from the earth’s rotation on its axis called the Coriolis force/ effect. Coriolis force and constrains by continental land masses cause surface currents to develop into an alm... ... middle of paper ... ...in a vertical and horizontal direction and have a major impact of life on this planet.
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