Oceans Are Important to Us: Why and How?
M Kabir Ahmed ,
Regulate the Earth system:
In the North Atlantic Ocean, wind-driven surface currents head poleward from the equator, cooling all the while and eventually sinking at high latitudes into the ocean basins (thermohaline circulation). Extensive mixing takes place across ocean basins, reducing differences between them and making the Earth’s ocean a global system. On their journey, the water masses transport heat, gas, and matter around the globe. This circulation has a large impact on the climate of our planet.