Talk:Ocean gyre

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Map request[edit]

This article could use a map showing where the major gyres in the world's oceans are, and how they relate to major ocean currents. There are a number of maps floating around online which could provide the source information for such a map, though they tend to either show currents or gyres, but not both.

-- Beland (talk) 00:56, 28 March 2008 (UTC)

Origin of word "gyre"[edit]

I had the impression that "gyre" was another of the neologisms that Lewis Carrol used in "Jabberwocky", i.e. "... the slithy toves did gyre and gimbal in the wabe". Did its use predate that poem? Should, at least, there be a disambiguation page mentioning that use? —Preceding unsigned comment added by Hsfrey (talkcontribs) 20:42, 23 July 2008 (UTC)

The noun is from Latin gyrus, originally meaning a ring. To find when the word was first used in a given sense, for example as a verb "to gyre" or as a noun meaning "ocean vortex," you can check the Oxford English Dictionary. It attempts to give the earliest known citation for each sense. (talk) 02:14, 19 December 2014 (UTC)

Recent renaming[edit]

Hello Epipelagic (talk · contribs). Firstly, i apologize for the revert in renaming this page. My point is that a lot of articles is linked to this page as Oceanic gyres, and there may be reasons for that. Perhaps we need to set a poll (oppose or propose process) to see if this move is really worth it. Face-smile.svg Kind regards. Rehman(+) 10:22, 15 January 2010 (UTC)

I did not make the name change without examining usage. Google gives 34,900 hits for "Ocean gyre" and 10,200 hits for "Oceanic gyre", a ratio of 3.4:1 in favour of "Ocean gyre". More to the point, Google Scholar gives 981 hits for "Ocean gyre" and 276 hits for "Oceanic gyre", a ratio of 3.6:1 in favour of "Ocean gyre". The usage is clear and does not need a poll. --Epipelagic (talk) 12:10, 15 January 2010 (UTC)
I understand. Please accept my apology, i should've checked that. There seems to be a problem with moving back the talkpage to "Talk: Ocean gyre", will fix it by today. Regards Face-smile.svg. Rehman(+) 01:32, 16 January 2010 (UTC)
 Done. Rehman(+) 05:20, 16 January 2010 (UTC)

Beaufort Gyre[edit]

No mention of this important gyre ? — Preceding unsigned comment added by SombreGreenbul (talkcontribs) 13:00, 12 July 2011 (UTC)

Coriolis Force[edit]

In the section there is a statement "Because the Coriolis effect is strongest near the poles". Does anybody have a link supporting this? On Earth one finds no Coriolis effect at the equator or at the poles. Or is this incorrect? --Damorbel (talk) 19:58, 17 October 2015 (UTC)

Other gyres[edit]

At present this article is about Ocean gyres. Fair enough! But gyres are an entirely general feature of the Earth's hydrology, not just oceans but other bodies of water also. One of the most studied being the Black Sea where there is WIKI section giving an introduction to gyres in the Black Sea. Circulation of water in the Black Sea has received a great deal of attention because the currents know no frontiers and the carry a fair amount of detritus! The section in the Black Sea article is but it is rather limited and does not go into the details of Black Sea circulation. In the Black Sea the theory of gyres happens to match the observations rather well e.g. there are gyres at depth that turn in the opposite direction to those on the surface. There is a clear deficiency here, suggestions on how to remedy it should be presented.--Damorbel (talk) 20:44, 17 October 2015 (UTC)