Describes surface currents, what role they have in the creation of climate, and how they form.
Reviews how wind patterns and other factors cause ocean surface currents.
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The Southern Ocean is the fifth ocean. It is dominated by the Antarctic Circumpolar Current, which goes clockwise around Antarctica.
For the European expansion of the 15th and 16th centuries to take place, mariners needed to understand global winds and surface ocean currents. These explorers were motivated by the desire to acquire riches, spices and slaves.