Langmuir circulation

Langmuir circulation

[′laŋ·myür ‚sər·kŋə‚lā·shən]
(oceanography)
A form of motion found in the near-surface layer of lakes and oceans under windy conditions, and observed as streaks of bubbles, seaweed, or flotsam forming into lines running roughly parallel to the wind, called windrows.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.