seasonal current

seasonal current

[′sēz·ən·əl ′kə·rənt]
(oceanography)
An ocean current which has large changes in speed or direction due to seasonal winds.
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(1996) further suggested that the southward expansion of the freshwater tongue following the monsoon was the result of transport by the narrow seasonal current that flows southward along the eastern coast of India from October to December (see "The East Indian Coastal Current").
On one hand, remaining month of Q2 and Q3 should deliver seasonal current account surplus.
It includes excellent maps of China's coastal contours, seasonal current and wind patterns, and pan-Asian sea routes, as well as helpful illustrations of coastal and ocean-going vessels.
But this time the seasonal currents reached here four days earlier after covering the entire India.
Ariel Lopez applies modern knowledge about the Nile's seasonal currents and flooding patterns to shed light on the core 'truths' concerning voyages, famine and premature death to be found in late antique Egyptian hagiography.
Given this forcing, there is no interannual or mesoscale variability beyond that which is obtained from nonlinear interactions between the currents produced by tides and seasonal currents produced by wind and forcing at the mouth.
Officials fear the oil spill could reach their coasts if the leak is not stopped by August, when seasonal currents start to reverse and flow south.
For years, the Badjao have been known as masters of the seasonal currents of the Sulu and South China seas.

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