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



Global Ocean Data Assimilation Experiment


World Ocean Circulation Experiment

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