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A cool current in the Pacific Ocean near North America what brings cold water down from Canada
The effect of Earth's rotation on the direction of winds and currents.
Deep Ocean Current
Convection currents that flow far beneath the surface of the ocean. They are caused by temperature differences in the water, and the earth's rotation.
Differences in density
Drives Deep Ocean Currents
Due to the Coriolis Effect, water in the northern hemisphere moves
Due to the Coriolis Effect, water in the southern hemisphere moves
Global Conveyor Belt
Constantly moving system of deep ocean circulation driven by temperature and salinity. It moves water around the globe.
Global Wind Patterns
Power Surface Currents
A strong surface current that runs along the east coast of the USA and carries warm water to Europe.
The large circular current pattern found in each ocean.
Process that brings the deep cold ocean currents up to the surface
reason surface currents are at the surface of the ocean
they are warmer and less salty
A horizontal movement of ocean water that is caused by the wind which occurs at or near the oceans surface.
Two types of ocean currents
Surface and Deep Ocean
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