Air and water Currents
Why is this important?
Understanding air and water currents are very important to understand global warming and how our earth functions. Air currents moves hot air and cold air around the globe and helps keep the earth warm. But air currents also move air pollutions to other parts of the earth like how air pollutions from Asia and Europe have made their way to the Canadian artic. Understanding water currents act similarly to air currents like how water currents move warm and cold water around to different places. Water currents also move water pollutants around as well. Like how there is a super large “Plastic Island” floating around the Pacific Ocean and killing off marine life with it.
Water currents have the ability to cool and warm the air, while air currents push air from one climate to another, bringing heat (or cold) and moisture with it.
This website helps you understand how air and water currents effect weather and climate in many ways.
See current wind, weather, ocean, and pollution conditions, as forecast by supercomputers, on an interactive animated map. Updated every three hours.
This is an interactive activity that helps you understand the effect of wind currents and shows the temperature that it pushes.