Global Ocean Currents

Global Ocean Currents
Created by: ryancope10
This image shows the major wind-driven surface currents of the world's oceans. Red arrows show warm currents that generally flow within the tropics or from the tropics to the poles. Blue arrows show cold currents that generally flow within the polar latitudes or from the poles towards the tropics. Note the subtropical gyres that dominate the five major ocean basins. They rotate clockwise in the Northern Hemisphere and counterclockwise in the Southern Hemisphere. The smaller sub-polar gyres rotate in the reverse direction of the adjacent subtropical gyres. [Source: NASA / Jet Propulsion Laboratory ("Visit to an Ocean Planet" CD-ROM)]
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