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ES I Unit 3 Oceanography

Thermohaline circulation (Global Conveyor Belt) ...no talking, just visual.  Notice how this includes both surface and deep density currents.  The pathway is different than the surface currents we studied...this is because the conveyor belt is driven by density/gravity, NOT wind/coriolis effect.  All oceans are connected by this conveyor belt.  The video makes it look like it travels fast, but it is very slow...much slower than the surface current systems.  


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Daniall Poulsen,
Mar 25, 2013, 10:10 AM
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Mar 25, 2013, 10:10 AM
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Daniall Poulsen,
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Daniall Poulsen,
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