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How Oceans can affect weather

 
 
Carress
 
Reply Tue 29 Mar, 2011 06:18 pm
Water keeps the air above it cool while the air over land warms. How does that affect the weather?
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Reply Tue 29 Mar, 2011 06:42 pm
@Carress,
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Water keeps the air above it cool while the air over land warms.

thats not quite correct and certainly not a complete explanation for weather changes.
ocean currents can either warm or cool the air mass above them.
http://www.ecn.ac.uk/Education/images/currents.gif
cold water from the poles flow toward the equator, warm water from the equater flows toward the poles.
Heres a good site that might help explain things
http://www.kidsgeo.com/geography-for-kids/0094-trade-winds.php

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