wind-driven current

wind-driven current

[′win ¦driv·ən ′kə·rənt]
(oceanography)
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If there are reliable wind data then a fitted wind-driven current may also be removed.
The difference between the two scenarios is that in the Keys, the fish are orienting around deep ocean currents, and off Tampa, it's a wind-driven current on the Florida shelf.
The surface flow is the same direction as the wind which called wind-driven current. The bottom flow is counter current.
Flows in Erhai Lake are influenced by interaction of wind-driven current and throughput flow and the wind-driven current is primary.
According to this, the wind-driven current is deflected with an angle [theta] to the right (clockwise) from the wind direction (for the Northern Hemisphere).
Visible from space and four times more powerful than the Gulf Stream, this wind-driven current circles Antarctica, separating the warmer waters of the subtropics from the polar waters around the continent, and reaching all the way from the surface to the ocean floor--five kilometres below.
We did a study regarding the variation of wind-driven current with the sea level and, for the same level, with the depth.
Pogies will typically swim into a wind-driven current or tide.
"Wind-driven currents often create parallel streaks of foam in lakes.
Caption: Even on smaller waters, deciphering wind-driven currents can be key to locating hungry pike.
"Whilst the currents in continental shelf seas, like the Irish Sea and North Sea, are dominated by the tide, there is evidence that much weaker wind-driven currents might be responsible for circulating key nutrients within the seas."
Geological Survey says the low oxygen levels may result from wind-driven currents. Affected fish include endangered Lost River and shortnose suckers.