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How does the conveyor belt circulate the water in the ocean?
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Asked in Mechanical Engineering, Oceania, Oceanography
What is another name for the Great Ocean Conveyor Belt?
Asked in Oceans and Seas
What term describes the movement of the ocean water between surface and deep water?
Asked in Earth Sciences
Where does the global current conveyor belt begin?
Asked in Biology, Marine Biology
What is the conveyor belt theory in terms of marine biology?
How does the global conveyor belt form?
The ocean is not a still body of water. There is constant motion in the ocean in the form of a global ocean conveyor belt. This motion is due to thermohaline currents (thermo = temperature; haline = salinity). Cold, salty water is dense and sinks to the bottom of the ocean while warm water is less dense and rises to the surface. The ocean conveyor gets its "start" in the Norwegian Sea, where warm water from the Gulf Stream heats the atmosphere in the cold northern latitudes. This loss of heat to the atmosphere makes the water cooler and denser, causing it to sink to the bottom of the ocean. As more warm water is transported north, the cooler water sinks and moves south to make room for the incoming warm water. This cold bottom water flows south of the equator all the way down to Antarctica. Eventually, the cold bottom waters are able to warm and rise to the surface, continuing the conveyor belt that encircles the globe. It takes almost 1,000 years for the conveyor belt to complete one "cycle."
Asked in Climatology and Climate Changes
How might global climate change affect the global conveyor belt?
Asked in China and Chinese Territories
How many company in china about conveyor belt?
Many factory manufacture conveyor belt in China. Our factory, Qingdao Huiyang Rubber Industry Co., Ltd is located in Qingdao, China. We specialize in manufacturing and exporting heavy conveyor belt, which is widely used in mining, metallurgy, harbor. Such as NN/EP/CC conveyor belt, Sidewall conveyor belt, Steel cord conveyor belt, PVC/PVG conveyor belt and etc. E-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
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What is the name of the conveyor belt at a grocery store check-out counter?
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Why is this conveyor belt important to organisms living in the oceans?
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What is the principle of conveyor belting?
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