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