North Pacific Current


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North Pacific Current

[′nȯrth pə′sif·ik ′kə·rənt]
(oceanography)
The warm branch of the Kuroshio Extension flowing eastward across the Pacific Ocean.
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This creates the unusual situation of a close juxtaposition of the east-flowing North Pacific Current with the west-flowing Alaska Stream (Herman et al.
Most of the GOA seamounts lie from 55 to 120 km apart in a line extending more than 740 km, more or less perpendicular to the flow of the North Pacific Current (Fig.
Bowie Seamount is directly in line with the North Pacific Current where it reaches the northern British Columbia coast.

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