What are Ocean Currents? - Definition & Types


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What is the Coriolis effect?

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1. What is continental deflection?

2. Cold water holds _____ salt than warm water, which makes it more dense.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The function of this quiz/worksheet is gauge your knowledge of ocean currents. The quiz covers vocabulary terms such as the Coriolis effect, continental deflection and thermohaline circulation.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Just know that you will be examined on:

  • Thermohaline circulation's definition
  • The force that causes surface currents
  • Ocean currents below 1,300 feet

Skills Practiced

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the ocean in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding how surface currents are affected.
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related ocean currents lesson

Additional Learning

With our lesson, What are Ocean Currents? - Definition & Types, you can learn more about ocean currents. This lesson will further your understanding of topics such as:

  • Surface currents
  • Gravity
  • Wind
  • Deep water currents
  • The Global Conveyor Belt