Talk:Ocean current

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Doesn't appear to be a stub[edit]

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. (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 (talk) 19:25, 17 January 2011 (UTC)

Thermohaline circulation[edit]

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)

Current Maps[edit]

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? (talk) 04:33, 2 December 2007 (UTC)


"Coral reefs are some of the most fascinating..." That sentence doesn't seem especially encyclopedial. Removeth thou who agree! (talk) 12:31, 2 December 2008 (UTC)

Doneth (or whatever). Altenmann>t 15:51, 2 December 2008 (UTC)

I am going to agree with you on that, but there should still be something about coral reefs in this article, as many are fed by currents. (talk) 01:35, 16 March 2015 (UTC)

Earth's magnetic field and Ocean Currents[edit]

I would like to see a discussion about the interaction between the Earth's magnetic field and ocean currents. (talk) 18:22, 26 April 2007 (UTC)

Wikipedia can be edited and I need it for the geobee. This won't help me at all. (talk) 01:38, 8 December 2008 (UTC)


Pls add mr:समुद्री प्रवाह as an interwiki link. अभय नातू (talk) 01:48, 6 January 2009 (UTC)

How fast?[edit]

I found nothing about the quantity of the currents. Anyone, who can say something about that? itu —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 03:02, 19 February 2009 (UTC)

Two Important Currents Sections[edit]

Could someone fix that? AlexBriggs12 (talk) 16:09, 1 April 2009 (UTC) this is stupid! —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 22:04, 17 May 2009 (UTC)


Image from [1] needs uploading. (talk) 12:08, 22 October 2009 (UTC)

Contradictory maps[edit]

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[edit]

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? -- (talk) 16:21, 3 October 2012 (UTC)

Yes, it is. (talk) 01:33, 16 March 2015 (UTC)

Coriolis effect[edit]

  • 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.

These ideas should be fixed in the article. Fev 02:21, 7 February 2014 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Fev (User talk:Fev|talk]] • contribs)


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)

Submarine rivers[edit]

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 (talkcontribs)