Ocean Thermal Energy

Thermal energy flows within the Earth system from the warmer equatorial areas toward the poles. Earth’s oceans play an important role in circulating this heat energy. The oceans also store huge amounts of heat energy. Patterns of ocean heat storage and heat circulation determine many climatic conditions around the planet.

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Washington State K-12 Science Learning Standards Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction Regional/National Standards or Framework Earth System Science (ESS), Systems, Atmosphere, Geosphere, Water Cycle, Carbon Cycle, Atmospheric Energy Circulation, Ocean Thermal Energy, Radiation Energy Outflow (Greenhouse Effect), Ecosystems and Biodiversity, Life Affects Climate, Weather and Climate, Global Climate, Investigating Climate, Learning Objectives, STEM National Learning Objectives PCEP
Draft Revised American Samoa Science Standards Regional/National Standards or Framework Climate Science, Earth System Science (ESS), Climate Impacts, Earth's Matter, Energy and the Earth System, Earth's Biosphere, Earth's Climate, Atmosphere, Geosphere, Water Cycle, Carbon Cycle, Solar Energy Input, Atmospheric Energy Circulation, Ocean Thermal Energy, Radiation Energy Outflow (Greenhouse Effect), Ecosystems and Biodiversity, Major Aquatic Ecosystems, Global Climate, Home and National Security, Fresh Water and Food Security, Ecosystems and Biodiversity Impacts PCEP

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Covering 70% of Earth's surface, the ocean exerts a major control on climate by dominating Earth's energy and water cycles. It has the capacity to absorb large amounts of solar energy. Heat and wat... Explanation Water Cycle, Ocean Thermal Energy, Global Climate Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12, College Climate Literacy: The Essential Principles of Climate Science PCEP
Tropical areas close to the equator absorb much more solar energy than polar locations. As a result of this imbalance, heat energy flows within the Earth system from the warmer equatorial areas to ... Explanation Atmospheric Energy Circulation, Ocean Thermal Energy Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12, College Climate Science Overview PCEP

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