How does the Coriolis effect influence ocean currents?
The Coriolis effect describes how Earth’s rotation steers winds and surface ocean currents. As wind or an ocean current moves, the Earth spins underneath it. Wind or water that travels toward the poles from the Equator curves to the east. Wind or water that travels toward the Equator from the poles curves to the west. The Coriolis effect bends the direction of surface currents to the right in the Northern Hemisphere. The currents curve left in the Southern Hemisphere