Western Boundary Currents – what?
Western Boundary Currents are a common marine agent with manifold impacts on the global ocean circulation and climate. The warming of the western coast of all continents is the best-known feature that these currents trigger. However, there are many more features as the examples of Pacific Ocean show. Anyhow, how are these boundary currents set-up? That is the story to tell here, because the impacts of the western boundary currents on the global ocean circulation and climate variability are manifold.