I am wondering if the deep ocean have current or not, and how the ocean currents affect our climate?
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Of course, the motion of the ocean is not only coupled with the place when we have wind, we have many factors that affect the current of the ocean, as salinity and temperature, and that’s what it makes the motion of the deep ocean.
Yes, there is two main types of current.
We have the surface current that is driven by wind and tides, and we have the deep current that is affected by the salinity and temperature of the water.
First, the ocean have surface current and deep current, and both are driven by several factors, as mentioned before by Aurora, Secondly, without these current in the ocean, the regional temperatures will be more extreme, which means we will have a super-hot temperature in the equator and super cold temperature in the poles, which makes most of the land non-habitable.
Ocean plays a big role in the weather or climate change, it doesn’t just store the solar radiation, it also helps to distribute the hear around the globe.
The motion of the ocean is mainly affected by the wind movement, but also the temperature and salinity gradients affect the current, which means that although we don’t have the wind effect in the deep ocean, we still have the effect of the water salinity and temperature, and, yes! we have a deep ocean motion.