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Description Ocean Circulation Conveyor Belt. The ocean plays a major role in the distribution of the planet's heat through deep sea circulation. This simplified illustration shows this "conveyor belt" circulation which is driven by the difference in heat and salinity. Records of past climate suggest that there is some chance that this circulation could be altered by the changes projected in many climate models.
Date 21 November 2007
Source US Global Change Research Program image, cropped and relabeled
Author Thomas Splettstoesser
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