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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ocean_current

An ocean current is a continuous, directed movement of seawater generated by forces acting ... Surface oceanic currents are sometimes wind driven and develop their typical clockwise spirals in .... These channels allow the cold, dense water formed in the Arctic to flow into the North Atlantic to form North Atlantic Deep Water.

www.sutori.com/story/wind-and-ocean-currents

Ultraviolet - a form of invisible higher-energy radiation .... Bands of high and low air pressure create air currents (winds) that flow from areas of high pressure to ...

oceanexplorer.noaa.gov/facts/currents.html

Feb 14, 2013 ... Ocean currents can be generated by wind, density differences in water masses caused by temperature and salinity variations, gravity, and ...

www.noaa.gov/resource-collections/ocean-currents

Winds, water density, and tides all drive ocean currents. ... winds and ocean waters get deflected from a straight line path as they travel across the rotating Earth.

wtamu.edu/~cbaird/sq/2013/07/22/how-does-wind-create-all-the-ocean-currents

Jul 22, 2013 ... Ocean currents are mostly not created by wind. ... Giant convection loops of ocean currents form as the lighter (hotter, less salty) regions of ...

www.answers.com/Q/Are_wind_and_ocean_currents_formed_by_convection

The majority of wind and ocean currents are formed by the uneven heating and cooling of the medium in question. The convection currents which result from this  ...

earth.usc.edu/~stott/Catalina/Oceans.html

There are two type of Ocean Currents: ... Ocean Currents are influenced by two types of forces ... Winds blowing on the surface of the ocean push the water. ... Remember the hill of water-- This hill is formed by the inward push of water through ...

www.nationalgeographic.org/media/ocean-currents-and-climate

Mar 21, 2013 ... Surface ocean currents can occur on local and global scales and are typically wind-driven, resulting in both horizontal and vertical water ...

utahscience.oremjr.alpine.k12.ut.us/sciber06/9th/stand_6/html/6_2d.htm

This rotation causes both the wind and ocean currents to move from east to west. ... (if you were to look from above), a spiral shape of ocean currents would form.