Does the spinning of the earth make currents in the ocean?



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    It’s certainly an important factor. The spinning motion of the planet means that the deeper waters are always spinning a little faster than the surface-level waters, which are farther away from the center of the earth. Other factors are also very important, however — like water temperatures, winds, salinity levels, the gravitational pull of the moon and sun, the contours of the ocean bottom, etc. So the spinning motion (Coriolis force) is vital, but it’s far from the only factor at play.

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