Rossel Current

Rossel Current

[′rȯs·əl ‚kə·rənt]
(oceanography)
A seasonal Pacific Ocean current flowing westward and north-westward along both the southern and northeastern coasts of New Guinea, the southern part flowing through Torres Strait and losing its identity in the Arafura Sea, and the northern part curving northeastward to join the equatorial countercurrent of the Pacific Ocean.