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8.15: Surface Ocean Currents

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gyre

Five loops created by surface ocean currents.

longshore current

Local surface currents that move along a shoreline in the direction of prevailing winds.

rip current

A strong surface current that returns to the ocean from the shore.

surface current

A horizontal movement of ocean water, caused by surface winds.

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