equatorial current

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equatorial current

n.
One of the surface currents drifting westward through the oceans at the equator.
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Noun1.equatorial current - any of the ocean currents that flow westward at the equator
ocean current - the steady flow of surface ocean water in a prevailing direction
North Equatorial Current - an equatorial current that flows west across the Pacific just north of the equator
South Equatorial Current - an equatorial current that flows west across the Pacific just south of the equator
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(13) Two surface currents, the North and South Equatorial Currents, flow westward, blown by the trade winds and separated by an eastward flowing surface Equatorial Counter-current.
3.12d) and anomalous eastward equatorial currents (see Fig.
But Hekkala pointed out that animals that got lost at sea off the coast of Africa may well have been carried across on the westward-flowing equatorial currents. (ANI)