Discover: Ocean Literacy Principle 3: The ocean is a major influence on weather and climate.

As the dominant physical feature on our planet, it is no surprise that the ocean plays an important role in shaping our weather and climate. Learn more about the connection between the ocean and weather and climate within this section.

 


 

 

These ocean facts are categorized according to the seven Ocean Literacy Essential Principles and Fundamental Concepts (pdf) for grades K-12, which outline the knowledge required to be considered ocean literate in accordance with the National Science Education Standards.

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