Equatorial Current


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Equatorial Current

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12d) and anomalous eastward equatorial currents (see Fig.
However, dispersal routes on such currents would cross the major South Equatorial Current which might be expected to act as a barrier to gene flow along the island chains.
Even if the South Equatorial Current did not prevent larvae moving northwest to southeast, it would at least be expected to entrain large numbers of larvae and transport them east to west or northeast to southwest.
Halpern, 1982: Long range Kelvin wave propagation of transport variations in Pacific Ocean equatorial currents.
The barrier layer is maintained over the long term through freshening of the near-surface, warm pool by rainfall that is balanced by sporadic mixing with saltier waters transported by the South Equatorial Current from the central tropical and subtropical Pacific.
National weather forecasters have downgraded the impact of the warm equatorial current that has wreaked drought in Australia.
Retroflection eddies appear to carry a significant volume of South Atlantic water northward into the North Atlantic, short-circuiting the longer route around the gyre formed by the North Equatorial Countercurrent and the North Equatorial Current.
But Hekkala pointed out that animals that got lost at sea off the coast of Africa may well have been carried across on the westward-flowing equatorial currents.