How does the circulation of ocean currents affect the weather?

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How does the circulation of ocean currents affect the weather?

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Warm ocean currents such as the Gulf Stream help to modify air masses through the exchange of heat and moisture between the atmosphere and the ocean. The ocean temperature contrast along the northern edge of the Gulf Stream is reflected in the lowest layers of the atmosphere (close to the ocean surface) through this exchange of heat and moisture. This temperature contrast is one of the ingredients necessary for winter storms to form.

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