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Water and Ocean Currents

3 September 2010

At www.physorg.com/print202724011.html there is another ESA report – this time on the role of the Amazon and the Orinoco in the Ocean Circulation system in the South Atlantic. Fresh water from the Amazon tends to create a flow or current of low salinity surface water. It seems to circle back on itself as a result of a much stronger ocean current off the coast of northern Brazil which is the southern equivalent of the North Atlantic’s Gulf Stream – and well recorded in ocean circulation research.

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