November 4, 2009
Major Current Systems
1. North Atlantic gyre
2. South Atlantic gyre
3. North Pacific gyre
4. South Pacific gyre
5. Indian Ocean gyre
6. Antarctic Circumpolar Current
Currents on each edge of a Gyre have names.
Antarctic Circumpolar Current
Western Boundary Currents
Current flow rate in the Gulf Stream
Gulf Stream time-lapse SST
Eastern Boundary Currents
North Atlantic Gyre Boundary Currents
Coriolis “Geostrophic” Response
Weird non-gyre currents: Equatorial Counter Currents
Upwelling of Deep Water
Importance of Upwelling
Sites & Causes of Upwelling
Equatorial Pacific Upwelling
Upwelling and Downwelling Flows
Deep Currents in the Ocean
Where does deep water come from?
Deep Water Formation
Water Mass Classifications
Atlantic Deep Circulation
Global deep water ‘conveyor’
Lecture Notes: Lecture 17: Current ans Current2
In this course, Prof. Edwin Schauble gives 27 video lectures on Introduction to Oceanography. This class provides a general introduction to geological, physical, chemical, and biological processes and history of Earth's global oceanic system.
•High school science background
– Math: algebra & geometry, graphs
– Metric units
– Geography: maps, Earth's major features, longitude & latitude
– Chemistry: elements, atoms, molecules, chemical equations
– Physics: matter, density, waves, velocity, energy, gravity
– Biology: genus, species, evolution, plants & animals
Original Course Name: Earth & Space Science 15: Introduction to Oceanography.
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