Major Ocean Current Circulation: Features & Patterns

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Which ocean circulation travels around the entire globe?

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1. Which current is known for the large garbage patches that accumulate in its rotational flow?

2. Which ocean circulation helps to bring heat to Western Europe from the tropics?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Ensure you're ready to move on to other subjects by answering the questions on this quiz/worksheet combo. You'll be asked about the current with large garbage patches in its rotational flow and the only circulation that changes direction based on the season.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this quiz, you'll find questions about:

  • Ocean circulation that travels around the entire globe
  • Current known for the large garbage patches that accumulate in its flow
  • Circulation that brings heat to Western Europe from the tropics
  • Ocean circulation that changes direction based on season
  • Circulation that creates the Alaskan and California currents

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained about the ocean circulation that travels all around the whole world
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about where the Alaskan and California currents come from
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on major ocean current circulation

Additional Learning

For more information about this subject, check out the lesson called Major Ocean Current Circulation: Features & Patterns. After finishing this lesson, you should be ready to:

  • Identify the three factors that drive currents
  • Explain what tidal currents impact
  • Detail the environment that is one of the most hostile on Earth
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