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8.17: Deep Ocean Currents

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downwelling

downwelling

Ocean water that sinks due to higher density.
thermohaline circulation

thermohaline circulation

Temperature and salinity (density) driven currents that drive deep ocean circulation.
upwelling

upwelling

Cold, nutrient-rich water that rises from oceanic depths.

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Feb 24, 2012

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