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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Within this framework, the unique "underwater floating type ocean current turbine system" developed by IHI and Toshiba will demonstrate power generation in a real ocean environment, in a project expected to continue until fiscal year 2017.
Under this framework, the innovative "underwater floating type ocean current turbine system" developed by IHI and Toshiba will show power production in a real ocean environment, in a project that would last until FY 2017.
This is the first time a lease has been issued to test ocean current energy equipment in Federal waters," said Walter Cruickshank, BOEM acting director.
In doing so, he applied his understanding of ocean currents and physics, and he also drew on his love of sailing and flying.
Winds, Earth's rotation, and the shape of the ocean floor determine the paths ocean currents take.
The deep current along the Kerguelen Plateau is part of a global system of ocean currents called the overturning circulation, which deternrines how nmch heat and carbon the ocean can soak up.
The moves come as South Korea announced launching research activities on ocean currents, although it is not exactly known when the research will be carried out in the disputed waters.
The observed area normally has a weak westerly ocean current and the agency said it sees the data as evidence backing up an occurrence of El Nino, a warming of waters off Peru that is believed to cause abnormal weather phenomena.
Moreover, an original experiment to generate power from ocean currents, which is likewise getting the world's attention, has also succeeded.
While waves and ocean currents are variable, they can provide continuous power, which is not possible from other renewables like tidal streams, wind, or solar power.
That question led Franklin to study and chart the Gulf Stream, a strong ocean current that flows along the North American coast from the Caribbean Sea and Florida Gulf to Newfoundland, Canada.
The university was offered a lease recently by the federal government for 1,068 acres of ocean about a dozen miles off Fort Lauderdale, the first ever offered by the government to test ocean current technology.

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