Marine Science Vocab

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The water at the ocean surface is moved primarily by winds that blow in certain patterns because of the earth's spin. Surface Currents
An imaginary line drawn around the earth equally distant from both poles. Equator
The part of the earth's surface between the tropic of cancer and the tropic of Capricorn. Tropical Zone
An effect whereby a mass moving in a rotating system experience a force acting perpendicular to the direction of the motion and to axis of rotation. Coriolis Effect
A rising of side water, magma, or other liquid. Upwelling

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