multiple-current hypothesis

multiple-current hypothesis

[′məl·tə·pəl ¦kə·rənt hī‚päth·ə·səs]
(oceanography)
The hypothesis that the Gulf Stream, instead of being composed of a single tortuous current, actually consists of many quasipermanent currents, countercurrents, and eddies.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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