Module 2 Introduction: (CU3 M2) Oceans
This Module discusses oceans. The overwhelming majority of the water on the Earth is found in the Earth’s oceans. The ocean is very important to us in terms of worldwide climate and tidal action. In this Module you will learn about the processes related to ocean circulation and tides, and the resulting effects on climate due to both surface and deep ocean currents. You will also learn how to use this information to help predict the general temperature of ocean currents, the formation of thermohaline circulation, and the changing of the tides.
Demonstrate ability to identify major major types of oceanic landforms, types of ocean currents, and types of tides based on height.
Understand the basic concepts of oceanic circulation and tidal formation and be able to apply that knowledge to the effects these processes have on continents.
Understand the importance of ocean currents and tides in terms of its effects on humans.