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Related to Humboldt current: Peruvian current, North Atlantic Drift, Ocean currents, El Nino, Benguela Current
A cold ocean current of the South Pacific, flowing north along the western coast of South America. Also called Peru Current.
[After Baron Friedrich Heinrich Alexander von Humboldt.]
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(Physical Geography) a cold ocean current of the S Pacific, flowing north along the coasts of Chile and Peru. Also called: Peru Current
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a cold Pacific Ocean current flowing N along the coasts of Chile and Peru. Also called Humboldt Current.
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|Noun||1.||Humboldt current - a cold ocean current that flows north along the Pacific Coast of South America before turning west|
ocean current - the steady flow of surface ocean water in a prevailing direction
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