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Surface ocean currents are driven by the global wind belts and Coriolis Effect.

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    Surface Ocean Currents

    Surface Ocean Currents

    by CK-12 //basic
    Describes how wind patterns and other factors cause ocean surface currents.
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    Ocean Currents

    Ocean Currents

    by CK-12 //basic
    This animation shows the different currents in Earth's oceans.
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    Ocean Odyssey - Surface Currents

    Ocean Odyssey - Surface Currents

    by CK-12 //basic
    Describes surface currents, what role they have in the creation of climate, and how they form.
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    Surface Ocean Currents Quiz - MS ES

    Surface Ocean Currents Quiz - MS ES

    by CK-12 //basic
    Reviews how wind patterns and other factors cause ocean surface currents.
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    The Southern Ocean

    The Southern Ocean

    by CK-12 //basic
    The Southern Ocean is the fifth ocean. It is dominated by the Antarctic Circumpolar Current, which goes clockwise around Antarctica.
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    Winds of Discovery

    Winds of Discovery

    by CK-12 //basic
    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.
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