Falkland Current


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Falkland Current

[′fȯk·lənd ′kə·rənt]
(oceanography)
An ocean current flowing northward along the Argentine coast.
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Falkland Current

 

a cold, surface current in the Atlantic Ocean, flowing along the southeastern coast of South America. The Falkland Current is a branch of the West Wind Drift and extends from the Falkland Islands to the gulf of La Plata. The current has a velocity of 1 to 2 km/hr. Its average temperature varies from 4° to 10°C in the winter and from 8° to 15°C in the summer. The Falkland Current carries many icebergs.

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In contrast, the Atlantic spawning grounds to the south of the Falkland Islands are occupied by the Falkland Current, a derivative of the ACC, with much colder waters (4[degrees]-5[degrees]C) at the spawning depth of 200-300 m (Zyrjanov & Severov, 1979).

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