Equatorial Undercurrent


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Equatorial Undercurrent

[‚e·kwə′tȯr·ē·əl ′ən·dər‚kə·rənt]
(oceanography)
A subsurface current flowing from west to east in the Indian Ocean near the 450-foot (150-meter) depth at the equator during the time of the Northeast Monsoon.
A permanent subsurface current in the equatorial region of the Atlantic and Pacific oceans.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
References in periodicals archive ?
Taft, "New evidence of Equatorial Undercurrent east of the Galapagos Islands," Journal of Marine Research, vol.
Apart from the surface layer (which is actively mixed by wind and waves), the shallow ocean margins, and highly sheared flows like the equatorial undercurrent, the microstructure data suggest turbulent diffusive fluxes some ten times smaller than the studies mentioned above.