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The oceanic conveyor is often referred to as thermohaline circulation. Explain why this is an appropriate name.

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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.).

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Great help.