Name: __________________________________ Date: ____________________ Period: _______ Pg 59 Quick Check Ocean Currents Compare and contrast the two different types of currents. Explain the factors that affect each of them. Type of Current Factors that affect this type of current Name of Factor SURFACE CURRENTS Coriolis Effect Density DEEP OCEAN CURRENTS Explanation of how ocean water is affected Earth’s rotation affects the paths of surface currents. If Earth did not rotate, surface currents would flow in _______________ (curved/straight) lines. Since the Earth does rotate, surface currents travel along ____________(curved/straight) paths. Density is the mass per unit volume. Differences in water density cause masses of water to move deep under the surface. Water with a ________ (high/low) density SINKS. Water with a ________ (high/low) density RISES upward. Salinity is the amount of ___________ in the water. Salinity Water with a HIGH salinity will ________(float/sink) because it is ___________ (more/less) dense. Water with a LOW salinity will ________(float/sink) because it is ___________ (more/less) dense.