Definitions for "Thermohaline circulation"
Keywords:  saline, thc, driven, sink, haline
The convection of the ocean caused by differences in temperature and salinity.
Movement of seawater that is controlled by density differences that are largely explained in terms of temperature and salinity.
The rising and sinking of water driven by contrasts in water density, which is due in turn to differences in temperature and salinity; this circulation involves both surface and deep-water currents in the ocean.