This course covers Part 1 (the first half) of Just Have a Think's The Great Ocean Conveyor, video #48. This FREE course is designed to support and enhance learning of the climate and ocean concepts provided by Dave Borlace of Just Have a Think: The Climate and Sustainable Energy Channel.
The course helps you to better understand the theory and impacts of ocean circulation; oceanic current movement caused by density differences (thermohaline circulation) and the wind; surface and bottom currents; key definitions such as upwelling, overturning, stratification, and blue ocean event; the significance of the Arctic Circumpolar Current; and the physical and ecological ways that oceans are connected. The course also addresses how ocean currents benefit our climate, weather, and marine food chains.
This course is comprised of two modules. The Initial Learning module helps you learn the material at a comfortable pace. The Achieving Mastery module lets you practice until you respond accurately and without hesitation, thus greatly increasing the likelihood that you can convey an understanding of this material when discussing it with others.
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