October 21, 2015

Tides and their formation

The gravitational pull of the moon and the sun have an effect on the oceans, raising the water level on one side of the earth and causing a high tide. Because of the rotation of the earth, centrifugal force causes the water level to rise on the opposite side of […]
October 21, 2015

Ocean Currents

  Ocean Currents Numbers refer to the currents shown on the map. Warm Currents flowing from the tropical regions 1. Mozambique Current 2. Agulhas Current, 3. Brazilian Current 4. Gulf Stream 5. North Atlantic Drift (a relatively warm current in the area close to North-west Europe). 6. South Equatorial Current Cold Currents flowing from the polar […]