What Are Convection Currents?

Answer Convection currents transfer heat from one place to another by mass motion of a fluid such as water, air or molten rock. The heat transfer function of convection currents drives the earth's ocean c... Read More »

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What would happen to the west coast if you had convection currents?

Where are convection currents located?

Convection currents are located in the Earth's mantle, the viscous layer located under the crust. The currents transfer hot material from the bottom of the mantle to the top where it cools and then... Read More »

The Main Ideas of Convection Currents?

Convection currents are a natural part of the physical world. In an effort to understand them, physicists have extensively researched convection currents. This research has brought new understandin... Read More »

Does salt water affect convection currents?

Salt water affects convection currents. Salt water is denser than fresh water, and there is a tendency for salt water to sink beneath fresh water. Of course, there is some mixing. In oceans, less-s... Read More »