Cromwell Current

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Cromwell Current

(ˈkrɒmwɛl; -wəl)
n
(Physical Geography) an equatorial Pacific current, flowing eastward from the Hawaiian Islands to the Galápagos Islands
[C20: named after T. Cromwell (1922–58), US oceanographer]
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The Equatorial Undercurrent is the result of a mammoth seesaw operating in the Pacific.
During the El Nino event period, the Equatorial Undercurrent weakens, the upwelling weakens or stops altogether, the surface water warms, macronutrients are reduced, the primary production decreases and fish numbers diminish [10, 16].
During September and October 1987, the Equatorial Undercurrent was observed in the western Pacific to be flowing west at speeds of about half a mile an hour, Michael McPhaden of NOAA's Pacific Marine Fisheries Environmental Laboratory in Seattle said.