Asked in Oceanography
What Currents are caused by saltier heavier water sinking and less salty water rising?
Asked in Biology
What kind of currents are caused by saltier heavier water sinking and less salty water rising?
Deep. nova net The currents caused by something like saltier water sinking and less salty water rising are called density currents. ...
What kind of currents are caused by warm air rising and cold air sinking?
Convection is the process that causes warm air to rise and cold air to sink. As such, the winds caused by this process are called convection currents. ...
Asked in Earth Sciences
How do some deep ocean currents form?
Deep ocean currents are caused by 3 things: change in temperature change in salinity by evaporation change in salinity by freezing Because colder water and saltier water are more dense, they sink, and the motion causes deep currents....
Asked in Geology, Plate Tectonics
How are convention currents important to plate tectonic theory?
They may function/serve as a driving force for the plate motions. Present thinking (2010) is that the currents may be caused by the sinking of dense lithosophere into the mantle. ...
Asked in Planetary Science
What is the curving of winds and currents caused by earth rotation is called?
Curving of winds and currents caused by Earth's rotation is called surface currents. ...
Asked in Earth Sciences
What are currents?
Currents are large masses of water in the sea which move steadily in definite directions.Surface currents are caused by periling winds and dragging the surface water along.Deep water currents are caused by differences of temperature or salinity. ...
What is the result in the tendency for warm air to rise and cool air to sink?
The result of warm air rising and cool air sinking is convection currents of air, causing wind. Even hurricanes are caused by this phenomenon. ...
Asked in Oceans and Seas
Difference of surface currents and density currents?
The surface currents usually happen at the surface and are usually caused by wind. The density current usually happen in the deep water and are caused by the earth movements. ...
Asked in Earthquakes, Volcanoes, Plate Tectonics
If the earth were not hot inside would you have moving plates?
no because the movement in plates is caused by convection currents, which are caused by the viscous mantle rock heating up nearer the earths core, then rising, cooling near the crust, and then sinking back to the core in a very big circular motion. ...