ocean current


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ocean current

[′ō·shən ′kə·rənt]
(oceanography)
A net transport of ocean water along a definable path.
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In this limit, we find that the 2% relationship is not applicable and that icebergs instead move with the ocean current, unaffected by the wind.
We designed this service for anyone engaged in smaller scale, budget-sensitive projects where ocean current awareness is necessary, but current solutions are often cost prohibitive, said Ryan Fulton, program manager at WWT.
IHI and Toshiba, together with the University of Tokyo and Mitsui Global Strategic Studies Institute, have conducted R&D financed by Nedo's "R&D of Ocean Energy Technology - R&D of Next-Generation Ocean Energy Power Generation (Underwater Floating Type Ocean Current Turbine System)" programme since fiscal year 2011.
Combined, all these measurements will provide additional information to scientists on how accurately each drifter design is measuring the currents, which will then be implemented to improve ocean current models.
Richardson's knowledge of ocean currents and his natural curiosity occasionally prompted forays into peripheral scientific territory.
Rocis is expected to be used by offshore oil and gas operators to mitigate against the impact of ocean currents on exploration, development and production activities.
Misaki's ball possibly drifted with the huge circular ocean current called the North Pacific Gyre, says Menemenlis.
In a recent paper published in Nature Geoscience, researchers described the current, which is more than three kilometres below the Ocean's surface and is near the Kerguelen Plateau in the Indian Ocean sector of the Southern Ocean, as an important pathway in a global network of ocean currents that influence climate patterns.
The Met Office accepts this, saying ocean current movements will have ".
Foreign Minister Taro Aso said he called on South Korea for self-restraint Monday night over its ocean current survey around disputed islets in the Sea of Japan as he spoke by phone with South Korean Foreign Affairs and Trade Minister Ban Ki Moon.
SCIENTISTS have found clear evidence that the ocean current "engine" helping to drive the Gulf Stream is weakening.
A Japan Meteorological Agency marine weather observation vessel last week recorded a strong easterly ocean current in waters close to Papua New Guinea in the western Pacific, agency officials said Friday.

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