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6: Atmosphere/Ocean Circulation

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  • Key questions for this investigation

    • What role does atmospheric and oceanic circulation play in the distribution of excess heat from lower latitudes (areas near the equator) to higher latitudes (areas closer to the poles)?
    • What are the principal patterns of atmospheric circulation and what drives them?
    • What are the principal patterns of surface ocean currents and what drives them?

    Tool used in this investigation

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