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Alaska current

Overview page. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography — Ecology and Conservation.

A warm ocean current, an offshoot of the North Pacific current, washing the southern coasts of Alaska. See Royer (1981) J. Mar. Res. 39.

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California Current

Overview page. Subjects: Meteorology and Climatology.

Southward-flowing, eastern boundary current carrying cool water from the North Pacific current to join the North Equatorial current. This slow-moving, diffuse water mass flows down the west...

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general circulation

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The term generally used to describe the large-scale circulation of the atmosphere over the globe, or over one hemisphere, with its more or less persistent features (which may be brought to...

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Kuro Shio

Overview page. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography.

A warm ocean current which, fed by the North Equatorial current, runs from the Philippines to Japan, thence feeding into the North Pacific current.

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North Pacific Current

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Oceanic surface current in the N. Pacific that flows eastwards, as an extension of the Kuroshio current, towards California. It occupies a position in the N. Pacific similar to that in the...

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