South Equatorial Current

South Equatorial Current
an equatorial current that flows west across the Pacific just south of the equator
Hypernyms: ↑equatorial current

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  • Equatorial Counter Current — The Equatorial Counter Current is a significant ocean current in the Pacific and Indian oceans that flows west to east at approximately five degrees north. The Counter Currents result from balancing the westward flow of water in each ocean by the …   Wikipedia

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