This week’s topic is the hydrosphere and the hydrologic cycle. One of the most important aspects of the both the hydrosphere and the hydrologic cycle are Earth’s ocean(s). This week you will be able to choose your assignment from the 2 options below.
1) Read the section in the textbook about oceans, currents and gyres.
2) Read through what NOAA has on the topic https://marinedebris.noaa.gov/info/patch.html
3) Watch this short video https://marinedebris.noaa.gov/videos/trash-talk-what-great-pacific-garbage-patch-0 on the Great Pacific Garbage Patch
4) Create a document explaining each of the following in detail:
a) The 5 major ocean gyres and their location
b) How are ocean gyres created, what processes are at work creating ocean gyres?
c) Why are ocean gyres important? Impact ocean gyres have on wildlife, humans, and habitat.
d) Be sure to cite all sources