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Learn how the ocean relates to weather and climate in this video from NASA. Uneven heating from the Sun drives ocean and atmospheric circulation. Animations and satellite data show how ocean currents and eddies distribute energy and nutrients around the world. Heat exchanges between the ocean and the atmosphere influence weather and climate, such as shifts in rainfall and the moderate climate of Europe. Variations in ocean temperatures, such as El Niño and La Niña, have global impacts. CREDITS: https://www.pbslearningmedia.org/credits/buac17-912-sci-ess-oceanforce/ LICENSE: https://www.pbslearningmedia.org/help/full-license-for-section-3c-of-terms-of-use-download-and-share/
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