What are the Two forms in which Solar Energy Manifests itself in Oceans?

(b) Ocean thermal energy:

This type of energy arises because of difference in temperature of sea surface heated by sun and colder waters found at ocean depths.

To harness this form of energy devices known as Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) Power Plants are used. To use this plant a difference of 20°C or more between the temperature of surface waters and water at depths of 1000 metres is required.

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