Ocean Currents

 

 

The ocean supports a global underwater circulation system of currents, eddies, and up-wellings that affect temperature and nutrient distribution that in turn affect weather patterns, the marine food chain, biodiversity, and ultimately human life. A possible shift in the ocean "conveyor" would hold serious implication for the health of marine species, the worldwide dispersion of pollutants, and the security of the coastal zone wherein most of us live.

 

Present Situation

 
 

Ocean Currents and Climate Change

 

A Chilling Possibility

 

Abrupt Climate Change

 

The Day After Tomorrow - Could it Really Happen?

 

Thermohaline Ocean Circulation

 Solutions


 

Global Ocean Data Assimilation Experiment

 

World Ocean Circulation Experiment

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