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Deep Boundary Current (Hydroform)

Component: Hydroform

Unique Identifier: 631

Hydroform Class Current
Hydroform Deep Boundary Current

Definition A current that connects high-latitude ocean waters (where deep water is formed) with upwelling regions. The core depths of these currents are between 1,500 meters and 4,000 meters. Western-located Deep Boundary Currents lie adjacent to continental slopes in all ocean basins.