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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North Pacific Current splits into the southward California Current and
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., 2002).
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.

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