Humboldt Current


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Humboldt Current

[′həm‚bōlt ¦kə·rənt]
(oceanography)
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The northern Humboldt Current System: brief history, present status and a view towards the future.
Molecular genetic studies in pelagic fishery resources of the Humboldt Current System such as jack mackerel Trachurus murphyi (Cardenas et al.
KEY WORDS: Sclerochronology, Bivalve, Humboldt Current System, Chile, Peru, El Nino Southern Oscillation, Coastal trapped waves, Upwelling
Modern species living along the shores of Peru are adapted to the cool waters of the Humboldt Current, which skirts the coastline.
Today, Humboldt's name is woven tightly into our geographical fabric: the index of a good atlas might list it some 25 times, referring not only to towns like Humboldt, Iowa, and Humboldt, South Dakota, but also to the Humboldt Mountains in China, Venezuela, and Nevada; the Humboldt Current off the coast of Peru; and even a Humboldt Glacier in Greenland.
Due to the Humboldt Current, which produces unusual climactic effects on Galapagos, the plantation is located 450 to 900 feet above sea level--equivalent to 3,000 to 6,000 feet above sea level on the mainland.
El Toro and its surroundings are affected by the Humboldt Current System and by sporadic upwelling and spatio-temporal heterogeneity caused by the ENSO (El Nino Southern Oscillation) large-scale climatic phenomena, which result in superimposing regional patterns of ecological processes (Thiel et al., 2007).
Biogeochemical models have been used in previous studies in Humboldt Current Large Marine Ecosystem (HCLME) in order to understand the climatological processes affecting the Oxygen Minimum Zone (OMZ) (Montes et al.
You may have thought that being on the coast, the plain would have an ample supply of rainfall, but the cold Humboldt current that wells up along the coast of Peru suppresses evaporation.
We are named after the cold humboldt current which flows along the coast of North and South America.

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