NASA | The Ocean: A Driving Force for Weather and Climate


Silence Music Earth is the water planet. Although forty percent of Earth’s population lives within or near coastal regions, the ocean impacts people everywhere. Most of Earth’s water is stored in the ocean – a driving force for weather and climate. Music The Earth’s surface is warmed unevenly by the sun. Heat, a form of energy, helps drive ocean and atmospheric circulation. The ocean absorbs and stores more heat than the atmosphere. Both the atmosphere and ocean move heat; the atmosphere does this quickly, the ocean slowly. Music At the ocean’s surface, winds drive currents. Music Music Multiple forces keep the global ocean conveyor belt or Thermohaline Circulation in perpetual motion. Below the surface, deeper currents are driven by differences in density. Music Music Music Mixing and upwelling in the ocean, transport nutrient rich waters to the ocean’s surface. Nutrients sustain biological productivity in the ocean. Extreme variations in sea surface height and sea surface temperature affect ocean and atmospheric circulation. Music El Nino and La Nina occur when changing wind patterns displace warm and cool water in the equatorial Pacific. Both have global impacts. During either of these events the replacement of cold water by warm water leads to air temperature swings and changes in humidity. Music This alters weather patterns by steering storms and rainfall to new locations. Music Shifts in rainfall affect plant growth and areas impacted by drought. Music Music Music When heat is exchanged between the ocean’s surface to the atmosphere, it influences climate. For example, heat and moisture carried by the Gulf Stream northward bring warmer temperatures and a moderate climate to Europe. An eddy is a circular moving body of water that spins off a main current. Eddies play a major role transporting heat and nutrients. Thunderstorms are a frequent occurrence in the tropics. Some of these may become organized into large rotating systems with strong winds, growing into tropical storms or hurricanes. Tropical ocean basins like the Caribbean and the Gulf of Mexico retain substantial heat making these regions favorable for rapid storm intensification. By extracting large amounts of heat from the ocean, storms can become massive and destructive hurricanes. Music Music Silence Music Music Music A driving force for weather and climate, the ocean is essential to life on Earth. It is the primary storehouse of Earth’s water. Music Without the ocean our planet would be uninhabitable. NASA satellites and their unique view from space are helping to unveil the vast and largely unexplored ocean. Music Music Music Hear beeping sounds

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  • Wow amazing visuals

  • Without the oceans, I could walk to Europe.
    😛

  • amazing video

  • Such an intricate system. Never ceases to amaze me!

  • I find the narrator talks too slow at the beginning. Was the audio track slowed down in sections to 'match the video' ?

  • look at how barren and brown the earth is now…

  • i don´t know why i can´t hear anything, but is a good music.

  • Good to see the work that NASA are doing studying the earth. This is so important that I hope they don't cut funding.

  • the volume of the soundtrack is way to high and distractive, can barely follow what the narrator is talking about

  • The work of NASA is the best for Human to save or live in future

  • señor presidente EE.UU OBAMA me han hecho saber sobre un proyecto , sistema satelital con el que pueden saber todo lo que pensamos nuestros recuerdos desde la niñes y todo lo que hemos hecho en el trancurso de nuestras vidas podiendo por medio de ORDENES SATELITALES directas a los sisitemas del cerebro dirijir todos los sistemas del cuerpo y sus funciones¿ como se sobre este sisteMA programa de la NASA EE.UU capaz de leer y de controlar la mente y el cerebro de los humanos vivo en ecuador

  • I admire nasa's work . it's very nice

  • mm because of this video i got homework….

  • same here

  • Practically they are complex flows, currents influence climate and atmosphere depending on the position of the ocean. for example Labrador north America a cold oceanic current which develops extra coldness and transports energy through a current using winds.

  • Is NdGT narrating this?

  •  I used this video in a video edit i made for the song Clams Casino – I'm God.  🙂
    If you care to see, you can watch it on my chanel, hehe

  • Conciencia Global Meteorológica, para comprension del cambio Global del tiempo. Rudolf

  • The ocean can wrek skrubs m8

  • Does anyone know who made the background music? I want everything they ever made.

  • thanks to god for gifting beautiful oceans.

  • How do I get a QR code to scan for this video?
    It is part of the inspiration of an art sculpture done for FIU, 
    Fla International University.  A quick response is greatly appreciated.

  • The ending is just beautiful!

  • Not entirely accurate in definitions but still educational

  • this is quite complex in explaining the Earth's relationship with water

  • Love NASA! Here's a nice video that shows how Fisheries and Oceans Canada do their ocean monitoring, surprisingly very well produced!  http://youtu.be/U5LnuW05o9c

  • How did I go here to see ride

  • the music is to loud

  • ITS HORRIBLE!!!!
    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzz

  • earth is dumb,come to Mars for a much better home

  • love the video

  • Shut up Cortes

  • Shut up Chris

  • Shut up Alex

  • Hey Mr. DeSaulnier

  • 0:00 – {behold Earth}
    0:40 – Surface heated unevenly
    0:50 – Atmospheric circulation, clouds moving moisture
    1:00 – Ocean currents
    1:10 – At ocean surface winds drive currents, {and wave formation}
    1:22 – Thermohaline circulation
    1:45 – Currents, upwelling and nutrient distribution
    2:00 – Seas surface height, temp, interface with the atmosphere
    2:15 – El Nino, La Nina, ENSO
    2:35 – Oceans and surface temperature interface
    2:55 – Shifting rain patterns
    3:20 – Ocean/Atmosphere heat exchange and climate
    4:00 – Tropical storms and hurricanes,
    4:20 – Ocean heat, fuel for hurricanes
    4:45 – Population density {saturation}
    5:00. . . {Behold, our Global Heat and Moisture Distribution Engine}

  • # At school

  • hey cora

  • The earth and nature are so complicated and so beautiful yet we are hell bent on destroying it is quite sad and depressing.

  • this video is nice and moist…

  • very moist and cold water

  • tanks I have test of that tomorow

  • HOW TO GET A MASSIVE METHANE BURST EVERY TIME
    Where is the "elephant in the room" It is water vapour. Water vapour is our main temperature controller. We have warmed the Earth by 1.65'c since pre industrial era. Water vapour is 1,000 times more effective at warming the earth and we have increased water vapour by 6%. My calculations show this this will provide warming of 4'c over 20-30 years.
    Just do the Maths. I DO NOT LIKE THE MATHS. 2014 +.1'c 2015 + .12'c 2016 +.15'c. That is exponential not linear. Do linear maths 2020 = + 2.2.c 2030 = + 3.7'c 2040 = + 5.3'c. Do the exponential maths and 2020 = +2.5'c 2030 = + 5.6'c 2040 = + 9'c. This is probably because of self reinforcing feedback loops. Either way we have a serious problem. By 2030 we will have released another 410,000,000,000 tons of Co2. By 2040 820gt (the whole carbon budget +200gt) another 50,000,000,000 tons of Methane (less than 5gt pa). We will have increased water vapour by 10%, an extra 1,000,000,000,000 cubic meters. We will have reduced ice and glacier albedo by  2,000,000 km2 (30% of world total). We will have lost the cooling effect of ice and glaciers. These factors correlate to the maths. 6'c = 100gt CH4 release minimum. Maximum 1200gt.
    2040 forecast Co2 = +2,c Methane now = +1.'c Loss of ice albedo and cooling = + 2'c Water Vapour = +4'c Sub Total 9'c. GAT = 24'c. Large scale CH4 release = + 5'c GAT = 29'c
    Conclusion:- We do not need methane, but it will take the Earth to its all time record post formation period. Water vapour causes rapid global warming and deluges. Co2 is the catalyst that increases temperature and water vapour. Water vapour gives us the runaway effect. Loss of sea and glacier ice is an effect, and when melted takes away the earth ability to cool itself. Methane is the jet fuel of global warming. It is not what has happened, it is what is going to happen.

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  • hater

  • this video help me with a project like

  • 👌🏻

  • eh ok i guess

  • So how dose climate change become man made? When the ocean is the true cause of our temperatures.

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  • I used to watch a show as a kid about an Icebear that together with all sorts of animal friends lived on a free floating island that could move by letting out magma from the giant volcano in the middle of the island.
    Now I think about it, "free-floating island" and "volcano" make absolutely no sense.
    Anyway, that's how I feel about Earth and humanity. All of us chilling on our rocky free floating island together with all of our animal friends.

  • this is to dank man in nid help
    but cool

  • boo!!!!!!!!!!!

  • o thanks

  • This video is good and soggy

  • youre famous

  • their sciences contradict their own ideas that say the sound does not propagate in the vacuum, why the satellite made a noise in the end tell me

  • the truth shines my god is ,,,,iam that iam ,,,god of israel

  • mechanical waves do not spread in space

  • Yes this is an amazing video

  • hey guys i like to comment

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  • May God bless the Earth.

  • thank you so sos sos sosososossosososos much for this it really helped my learning!!!!!!!!!

  • The Earth is flat.

  • This video explains so well! Yet, can I ask what is the background soundtrack? It's so lovely!

  • HOW DOES ENERGY (HEAT) FLOW IN THE OCEAN?

  • my teacher is making me watch this help

  • NASA Goddard. I only have a precision on a term used in the video (from time 0:46 and on): Heat is not a form of energy, heat is a form of transference of energy. Things do not have or store heat.

  • be mindful consumers to help heal the ocean- <3 don't buy things you don't need. plastic and other toxic pollution is affecting our oceans in great amounts; and likely affecting our weather and health

  • The ocean: a driving force for weather and climate

    Earth is the water planet. Although forty percent of earth’s population lives within or near coastal regions, the ocean impacts people everywhere.
    Most of Earth’s water is stored in the ocean- a driving force for weather and climate
    The Earth’s surface is warm unevenly by the sun. Heat a form of energy, helps drive ocean and atmospheric circulation.
    The oceans absorbs and stores more heat than the atmosphere. Both the atmosphere and ocean move the heat; the atmosphere does it quickly and the ocean slowly.
    At the ocean’s surface, wind drive currents.
    Multiple forces keep the global ocean conveyor belt or Thermohaline Circulation in perpetual motion. Below the surface, deeper currents are driven by differences in density.
    Mixing and upwelling in the ocean, transport nutrient rich water to the ocean’s surface.
    Nutrients sustain biological productivity in the ocean.
    Extreme variations in sea surface height and sea surface temperature affect ocean and atmospheric circulation.
    El Niño and la Nina occur when changing wind patterns display warm and cool water in the equatorial in the pacific. Both have global impacts.
    During either of these events the replacement of cold water by warm water leads to air temperature swings and changes humidity.
    This alters patterns by steering storms and rainfall to new locations. Shifts and rainfall affects plant growth and areas impacted by drought.
    When heat is exchange between the ocean’s surfaces to the atmosphere, it influences climate. For example, heat and moisture carried by the Gulf Stream northward bring warmer temperatures and a moderate climate to Europe.
    An eddy is a circular moving body water that spin-off a main current. Eddies play a major role transporting heat and nutrients.
    Thunderstorm are frequent occurrence in the tropics. Some of these may become organized into large rotating systems with strong winds, organized into large rotating systems with strong winds growing into tropical storms or hurricanes.
    Tropical ocean basins like the Caribbean and the Gulf of Mexico retain substantial heat making these regions favorable for rapid storm intensification.
    By extracting large amount of heat from the Ocean, storms can become massive and destructive hurricanes.
    A driving force for weather and climate the ocean is essential to live on Earth, the primary storehouse of earth’s water
    Without the ocean our planets will be inhabitable.
    NASA satellites and their unique view to space are helping to unveil the vast and largely unexplored ocean

  • In your next iteration of this video, could you inclue a mapping of the topography of oceanic and continental crust, and the currents that interact with them. I love learning about them and there are not that many strong visualizations of it. Great video! This is why I’m going into oceanography!

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  • Ay bruh some one tell me what this bout

  • Safe converter pump underground. I don’t think heat the water to get reads will work under the rock. You can try.

  • this video is lit

  • These are the coolest graphics I have seen!

  • Spacail spacecraft ture😉☝️

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