OpenStudy (anonymous):

I will medal and fan! Please Help ME! What force acts between air and water to create surface currents? * Friction Gravity Coriolis Density

2 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

I will medal!

2 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

Well, it definitely can't be Gravity, Friction, or Density. So, the only LOGICAL answer is Coriolis. Hope I helped! ;)

2 years ago
JoelTheBoss (joel_the_boss):

An ocean current is a continuous, directed movement of seawater generated by forces acting upon this mean flow, such as breaking waves, wind, the Coriolis effect, cabbeling, and temperature and salinity differences, while tides are caused by the gravitational pull of the Sun and Moon. Depth contours, shoreline configurations, and interactions with other currents influence a current's direction and strength. Hope this helps, and....$\huge_{\color{red}{\star} ^\color{blue}{{\bigstar} ^\color{green}{{\star} ^\color{magenta}{{\bigstar }}}}}\color{cyan}{Welcome ~~To~~Openstudy!!}~^{\color{red}{\star} ^\color{blue}{{\bigstar} ^\color{green}{{\star} ^\color{magenta}{{\bigstar }}}}}$

2 years ago