Global ocean currents, diagram

Global ocean currents, diagram

C018/0190 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 50.3MB

Downloadable file size: 2.5MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Credit: GARY HINCKS/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Global ocean currents, diagram. Surface ocean currents (warm, red arrow; cold, blue arrows) are driven by the winds. Opposing winds cause the currents in the ocean basins to form gyres, or giant loops. Currents shown here include the Antarctic Circumpolar, the North Equatorial, South Equatorial and Equatorial Counter currents, the North Pacific and North Atlantic Drift currents, and the South Pacific, South Atlantic, and South Indian currents. The other currents are the Oyashio, Kuroshio, East Australia, California, Peru (Pacific), Labrador, East Greenland, Gulf Stream, Norwegian, Canary, Brazil, Benguela (Atlantic) and West Australia and Mozambique (Indian) currents.

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not required.

Keywords: antarctic, antarctic circumpolar, arctic, arrow, arrows, artwork, atlantic, benguela, brazil, california, canary, cold, currents, cylindrical projection, earth, earth science, east australia, east greenland, equatorial counter, geographical, geography, global, gulf stream, illustration, indian, kuroshio, labrador, map, mozambique, nature, north atlantic drift, north equatorial, north pacific, norwegian, ocean, ocean basins, ocean current, oceanography, oyashio, pacific, peru, planet, planetary, sea, south atlantic, south equatorial, south indian, south pacific, surface, temperate, tropical, warm, west australia, wind generated

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.