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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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.
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.

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