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Falkland Current[′fȯk·lənd ′kə·rənt]
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.