Oceans make up approximately 70% of the Earth’s surface. Oceans influence the world’s climate by storing solar energy (from the sun!) and distributing it around the planet through currents and atmospheric winds. Dramatic weather events like hurricanes originate at sea, and even our average daily temperature and rainfall are influenced by the oceans. Dive into this VLE to find out more about the ocean!

Videos about Oceans:

Oceans and Climate Patterns

Studying the Antarctic Sea Floor

Ocean Observations

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