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maximum input of solar radiation (energy excess)

air warmed at sea-surface rises betöre being carried poleward long-wave radiation lost to space surface water warmed at low latitudes carried poleward in surface currents maximum input of solar radiation (energy excess)

air warmed at sea-surface rises betöre being carried poleward long-wave radiation lost to space surface water warmed at low latitudes carried poleward in surface currents

cold deep water masses llow equatarward

Figure 6.1 Schematic diagram of the Earth's heat-redistribution system (not to scale), consisting of three interacting components: the wind system in the atmosphere (Chapter 2), the surface current system (including the subtropical and subpolar gyres; Chapters 3 to 5); and the density-driven thermohaline circulation in the deep ocean, which will be discussed in Section 6.3.

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