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ENVIRSC 1C03 Lecture 13: Module 13
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Department
Environmental Science
Course
ENVIRSC 1C03
Professor
Luc Bernier
Semester
Winter

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Modules 13 Module 13: Oceanic Circulation Unit 1: Surface Currents Oceanic Circulation Several factors that drive the circulation of water in the ocean: Temperature profile of the ocean: o Warm water is less dense than cold water o This difference in density induces the flow of water Salinity: o This also the impacts the density of water o Salty water is more dense than fresh water o The salinity of the ocean varies between latitudes Wind action at the surface Temperature profile of the ocean
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