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    Tides & Currents Mapping and Charting Page. CO-OPS provides the national infrastructure, science, and technical expertise to monitor, assess, and distribute tide, current, water level, and other coastal oceanographic products and services that support NOAA's mission of environmental stewardship and environmental assessment and prediction.

  2. Currents. Currents put motion in the ocean! Tides involve water moving up and down; currents involve the movement of water back and forth. Currents are driven by several factors. Tides are one of these. Wind, the shape of the land, and even water temperature are other facts that drive currents. Related links.

  3. Tides are really big waves that move through the ocean in response to the forces exerted by the Moon and the Sun. Tides involve water moving up and down. Currents involve the movement of water back and forth , driven by factors such as tides, wind, the shape of the land, and even water temperature.

  4. Lesson 2 Global Currents • Every major ocean has 2 gyres except the Indian Ocean. • In order to complete a gyre you need a major warm water current and a major cold water current. • This means that each ocean has two warm-water equatorial currents that move in a westward direction and two cool water currents that complete the gyre.

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  6. What are ocean currents? • An ocean current is a massive movement of ocean water that is caused and influenced by various forces. • Ocean currents impact humankind and the biosphere due to their influence on climate. • Ocean currents also affect people in other ways. As an example, a knowledge of ocean

  7. National Ocean Service parties have reported that off East Point tidal currents of about 1 knot set NW and SE in calm weather. Close to East Point strong currents set N and S. Trade winds increase the NW flow and decrease the SE flow. A very strong W current setting around East Point and thr ough Buck Island Channel was noted when the trade ...

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