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James Petersen
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James Petersen
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FIGURE 4.21 The major ocean currents flow in broad gyres in opposite directions in the Northern and Southern Hemispheres.

What influences the direction of these gyres?

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The factors that influence the direction of these gyres.

Explanation

Gyres are broad circulatory patterns that are followed by most of the major ocean currents to move. They flow around the subtropical highs. Oceanic gyres follow a clockwise direction in the Northern Hemisphere and counter clockwise di...

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