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An Introduction to the World's Oceans, 10/e
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Circulation and Ocean Structure

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Read the "Southern Ocean and Drake Passage Home Page." Define the circulation pattern of the Southern Ocean. Of what significance is the Drake Passage in the world ocean circulation patterns?
Read through the article at the link above and answer the following questions.
What gives rise to the ocean conveyor described in the article?
How is it linked to potential future changes in climate?