East Australian Current


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East Australian Current

 

a warm current of the Pacific Ocean on the eastern shore of Australia, a branch of the South Trade Winds current. It is directed from north to south, turning eastward near the island of Tasmania. Its speed reaches 2 km/hr. The water temperature in February ranges from 26° C in the north to 17° C in the south, and in July from 22° C to 12° C. Its salinity is around 35.5 parts per thousand.

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According to SIMS' Director Professor Steinberg, SIMS is fortuitously placed--it is located precisely where Australia's largest urbanised estuary intersects with the East Australian Current (EAC), which is an important factor in east coast climate.
The Leeuwin Current forms north of Australia and flows right around the western half of the country, meeting its better-known cousin, the East Australian Current (EAC), at Tasmania.
However, our tidal streams such as the East Australian Current are relatively simple compared to the complex streams commonly found around England.
Large ocean circulation patterns are also likely to be affected, with the East Australian Current most at risk.
CSIRO studies of the East Australian Current began in 1950.
Cresswell's charts of the East Australian Current and its impact on the Sydney-Hobart Yacht Race fleet have been an important feature of pre-race briefings for several years.

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