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De La Salle College Online - INSPIRING THE IMAGINATION AND SEEKING NEW HEIGHTS
ESS AS3.4 OCEAN SYSTEMS
Ocean systems is an external standard worth 4 credits.  The standard will look at several processes which occur in the ocean and its link to other other processes in nature.
Processes in the ocean system are selected from:
  • ocean composition – gradients, temperature, density, salinity, pressure
  • ocean circulation – surface and thermohaline circulations, Coriolis effect
  • carbon cycle – carbonate chemistry, physical pumps, biological pumps
  • transport of matter and energy – heat, tides, waves
  • Southern Oscillation – El Niño and La Niña

class notes : Powerpoints

Ocean Structure Thermohaline current.pptx
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Ocean Surface Currents.pptx
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El Nino Southern Oscillation.pptx
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Carbon cycle Ocean Acidification.pptx
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Waves and Tides.pptx
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worksheets

1. Background Layers and Gradients HW.docx
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2. THC HW.docx
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3. Surface currents HW.docx
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6. Carbon cycle and OA HW.docx
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4. El Niño and La Niña HW.docx
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5. Waves and tides HW.docx
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videos for deeper understanding of some processes

useful weblinks