what is the difference between waves, tides and water current?

Asked by smn7711 | 24th Sep, 2015, 04:58: PM

Expert Answer:



Ocean Currents

Waves are the rise and fall of the sea surface.

Tides are the rhythmic rise and fall of ocean water twice in about 24 hours.

Ocean currents are the regular movements of water in the oceans. They move in a circular pattern around the oceans

Waves in oceans are generally caused by the transfer of energy by winds to the water.

Tides are caused due to the gravitational pull of the Moon and the sun.

Temperature, Level of Salinity, The Rotation of the Earth and the Planetary winds affect the ocean currents.

Answered by Social Science Expert | 25th Sep, 2015, 07:53: AM

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