Ariane 543 Views July 20, 2016, 09:34:03 AM Question Solved Share Tweet The oceanic conveyor is often referred to as thermohaline circulation. Explain why this is an appropriate name. What will be an ideal response? Brittny July 20, 2016, 09:43:23 AM #1 Answer The conveyor is run by differences in temperature and salinity. The "thermo" part of thermohaline refers to temperature, while the "haline" part refers to saltiness. It arises because salts are made from halogens (chlorine, fluorine, etc.). Roland July 20, 2016, 09:49:06 AM #2 Great help.