Deep Ocean Circulation: World Circulation
see how the ocean circulates around the world.
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The world's system of ocean currents is known as the Ocean Conveyor.
It distributes vast quantities of heat around the world oceans.
Red arrows indicate warm surface currents driven by the wind. Blue
arrows indicate the deep ocean circulation affected by differences
in temperature, salinity, and density. (Animation by Jack Cook, WHOI
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