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Doesn't appear to be a stub
This page doesn't appear to be a stub so much as lacks a few bits of information. Most noticeable is the cause of the ocean currents, and their applications in navigation, but otherwise, I wouldn't call it much of a stub. 22.214.171.124 (talk) 13:18, 23 December 2004 (UTC) I think it has a lot of information but you need to talk a bit about the pictures below them. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 126.96.36.199 (talk) 19:25, 17 January 2011 (UTC)
Shouldn't this article include the thermohaline circulation? I'm not an oceanographer, but it appears to be pretty important to the the oceans. It should also have it's own heading, maybe? Worldwide? Sword 21:57, 29 Mar 2005 (UTC)
- This article is a looong way from being inclusive or complete - Marshman 03:53, 30 Mar 2005 (UTC) Or do you mean move the article thermohaline circulation over here? I'd say no, as that article is in good shape and well along. But a link to there, or even (as you suggest) a brief paragraph here with perhaps its own heading should be made - Marshman 03:55, 30 Mar 2005 (UTC)
Does it really need three maps aside the article (the third of which is merely an enhanced version of the second)? Super Jedi Droid 00:14, 28 June 2006 (UTC)
- Should there be a newer current map, if possible 2007? 188.8.131.52 (talk) 04:33, 2 December 2007 (UTC)
Earth's magnetic field and Ocean Currents
Two Important Currents Sections
The two maps appear to contradict each other on the direction of the current in the Indian Ocean north of the Equator. The first maps shows counter-clockwise and the second map shows clockwise. The main currents in the North Atlantic and North Pacific seem to be clockwise.I also think you dont have to show the same picture two times because it confuses people which we are trying to avoid. Eregli bob (talk) 12:04, 27 June 2010 (UTC)
- Hi. From what I see, File:Corrientes-oceanicas.gif does not show the Monsoon Current as shown in File:Ocean surface currents.jpg. While File:Ocean surface currents.jpg does not show North Equatorial Current & Equatorial Counter Current as shown in File:Corrientes-oceanicas.gif. I guess its not contradiction, just a mere exclusions/inclusions within the two. Hope this answers. Rehman(+) 12:48, 27 June 2010 (UTC)
- The currents in the Indian Ocean north of 10S reverse with the monsoons so we should put in a disclaimer. Actually, I just checked again. The monsoon current has two arrows on it File:Ocean surface currents.jpg which is correct. Dcherian (talk) 22:05, 17 May 2012 (UTC)
Hi. I typed in some of the text found on Wikipedia in brackets onto Google and much of it came up in searches from sites such as NASA and Yahoo answers. Did we copy from them or did they copy from us? Hope this isn't a copyright issue. Thanks. ~AH1 (discuss!) 14:09, 24 June 2011 (UTC)
Warm vs. cold
Is the classification to warm and cold currents based on the temperature differential between the ocean current and the surrounding ocean on a given latitude? --184.108.40.206 (talk) 16:21, 3 October 2012 (UTC)
- Oceanic currents are not caused by the Coriolis effect, since it is an effect and not a cause.
- The main cause of Oceanic currents is the Earth's rotation movement, being the Coriolis effect, an effect of this movement.
- The Coriolis effect is demostrated in a Foucault pendulum and, therefore, also the Earth's rotation is demostrated there.
- The Earth's rotation movement causes deviation of ocean currents and river beds to the left in the Northern Hemisphere and to the right on the southern one.
I see that the North Atlantic current is a great circle making sailing ship travel between England and North America relatively reliable, but there must be more to centuries-old sailing than this. What was involved in sailing ships reliably getting from England to India and back again? Where is the information on how such great journeys were reliably made?LFlagg (talk) 02:47, 11 October 2015 (UTC)
The idea of submarine rivers is very hard to believe. It is a scientific fraud. Besides, oceanic currents ARE NOT wind driven. However, most times winds and oceanic currents follow similar trayectories or paths. The reason for this, is that both winds and currents are caused by the same process: the rotation movement of the Earth. --Fev 00:43, 30 April 2014 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Fev (talk • contribs)