TITLE

Ocean Currents

PUB. DATE
February 2007
SOURCE
Oceans Atlas;2007, p10
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Book Chapter
ABSTRACT
Information on ocean currents from a chapter of the book "Oceans Atlas: An Interactive Ocean Adventure" is presented. Currents refer to the rivers of ocean water which are driven by the wind at the surface and by changes of temperature and saltiness. The process by which gyres are formed is described, as well as the oceanic animals' use of surface currents. Thermohaline circulation is the force which powers the movement of deep-water currents.
ACCESSION #
43827226

 

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