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The oceans
The oceans

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Figure 23 A schematic cross-section of the circulation in the Atlantic Ocean. Colours represent different water masses and blue arrows represent their movement. The AABW is dense enough to fill up the deep basins of the South Atlantic. The NADW is less dense and so it rises up over the AABW and fills up the mid-depths of the South Atlantic when the water masses meet.

 4.7 The global ocean circulation