Deep Ocean Circulation: World Circulation

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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 Graphic Services)

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