Guiana Current

Guiana Current

[gī′an·ə ¦kə·rənt]
(oceanography)
A current flowing northwestward along the northeastern coast of South America.
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Guiana Current

 

a warm Atlantic current off the northeastern coast of South America, a branch of the South Equatorial Current. It has its beginning at Cape Sao Roque (Brazil) and travels toward the northwest along the Guiana coast until it joins the North Equatorial Current. The mean annual temperature of the water is 27° C, the salinity is 35.0-36.5 parts per thousand, and the velocity is more than 3 km/hr.

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In fact, the Caribbean Current meanders around these eddies on its journey to the Gulf of Mexico, its water having originated in the equatorial Atlantic Ocean and travelled via the North Equatorial, North Brazil, and Guiana currents.