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thermoclines a zone in the water column that shows a sudden change in temperature with depth.
convection cell energy transferred into water, causing evaporation and the rising of warm air, creating two layers of horizontal winds moving in opposite directions.
gyres large, nearly circular systems of wind-driven surface currents that center around latitude 30° in both hemispheres
ozone O? in the atmosphere that deflects ultraviolet radiation
thermohaline circulation Ocean circulation driven by differences in water density, due to variations in water temperature and salinity, rather than by the wind or tides.
Coriolis effect The tendency of objects moving large distances on Earth's surface to bend to the right in the northern hemisphere and to the left in the southern.
westerlies The winds that blow from west to east at middle latitudes.0/8
polar easterlies Variable winds that blow at high latitudes.
greenhouse gases Gases that block transmission of heat back to space and insulate Earth.

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