Ocean currents- The movement of life

Types of ocean currents

Surface currents

Deep Ocean Currents

Gyre Formations by ocean currents

West wind Drift

Factors/forces affecting ocean currents:

  • Wind
  • Coriolis Force
  • Solar Radiation
  • Physiography of ocean Basin
  • Gravity
  • Temperature
  • Salinity
  • Density

The combined effect of wind and Coriolis force

Gravity and Density behind Thermohaline circulation

Some other Phenomena


Ekman spiral

Coastal currents

The effect of climate change/global warming on ocean currents

The importance of ocean currents



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Aayushi Tiwari

Aayushi Tiwari


Hey everyone. I am a bibliophile and love writing. I am trying to sharpen my hobby of writing regularly. I am always up for new things to learn.