Humboldt current

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Humboldt Current

n.
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.]

Humboldt Current

(ˈhʌmbəʊlt)
n
(Physical Geography) a cold ocean current of the S Pacific, flowing north along the coasts of Chile and Peru. Also called: Peru Current

Peru′ Cur′rent


n.
a cold Pacific Ocean current flowing N along the coasts of Chile and Peru. Also called Humboldt Current.
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Noun1.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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