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Ocean circulation is the large scale movement of water throughout the ocean basins. Water is moved by wind moving warmer surface water toward polar regions and the cooling and sinking of waters in the polar regions drive deep water circulation. The more efficient the cycle, the more heat is transferred, and the warmer the climate. The following resources explain ocean circulation and issues surrounding ocean circulation in a changing climate.