coastal current

coastal current

[′kōs·təl ′kər·ənt]
(oceanography)
An offshore current flowing generally parallel to the shoreline with a relatively uniform velocity.
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The term was originally used by fishermen of northern Peru to describe a warm southward coastal current that occasionally develops around the Christmas season; thus, the Spanish name referring to the Christ Child.
3d for their locations and "Velipalaiyam, a fishermen's village, near Nagapattinam" for a brief description of the fishermen community at one of the stations) were selected all along the coastal region hugged by the East India Coastal Current (EICC) in such a way that there are no rivers, water, or sewage outlets within several kilometers.
Analysis of spatial distribution with respect to the coastal current showed a marked difference between early--and late-stage larvae for each species.
A fairly steady coastal current flows south along the east coast of Cape Cod's forearm and into the Great South Channel.
You can enjoy walking through the old town and arty types will appreciate the Coastal Current Arts Festival.
5 NM simulations suggest that the coastal current continues along the Estonian coast through to the entrance to the gulf.
Gerardo Gold, a scientist at the Centro de Investigación y Estudios Avanzados del Instituto Politécnico Nacional (IPN), said spilled crude could easily reach Mexico because of the inversion of the coastal current that normally occurs in August.
Although the study focuses on the Indian Ocean, the researchers believe that similar dynamics could drive coastal current variability in the Atlantic and Pacific oceans.
They then carefully navigated the glider up onto the shallows and rode in the coastal current north, producing a 230 kilometre alongshore transect-line of date from Deep Glen Bay to the Bay of Fires.
Even today, he says, a seafloor feature about 100 km southwest of the berg-scoured region--a broad area called the Charleston Bump--can cause instabilities in the Gulf Stream that deflect the current offshore for a few weeks at a time, causing reversals in the coastal current.
Oceanographers from the Institute of Marine Research in Bergen, and other scientists also mostly from Norway, summarize the current knowledge of the physical and chemical properties and dynamics of the Norwegian Coastal Current at a level accessible to non-specialists.
The Alaska Coastal Current flows southwest through Shelikof Strait and branches just south of it; one branch continues along the continental shelf, and the other heads seaward (Bailey et al.

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