http://www.mbgnet.net/salt/sandy/index.htm The navigation bar on the left will direct you between currents, waves, and tides. What are the 3 major causes of currents? _________________________________ _________________________________ _________________________________ What are the 2 wind belts that effect currents the most? ________________________________ ________________________________ What is a gyre? ___________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ What are 2 things that effect the density of water? _______________________________ _______________________________ Saltier water is (more/less) dense than less salty water.(please circle) Warm water is (more/less) dense than less salty water. (please circle) Cold water travels on the (top/bottom) of the ocean and moves toward (poles/equator)? (please circle) Warm water travels on the (top/bottom) of the ocean and moves toward (poles/equator)? (please circle) What is a wave actually? How do water particles move when a wave passes? Where do waves get their energy? The size of a wave depends on: 1. 2. 3. Draw a series of waves labeling the following: Crest, trough, wavelength, wave height Can waves move things? Explain Two forces that have the strongest influence on our oceans 1. 2. Which has the strongest influence? What is a tidal bulge and what causes it? The following diagrams show the Sun and the Earth. Draw in the moon during the two types of tides. Spring Tide: Neap Tide: Where are the highest tides in the world?