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North Equatorial Surface Current (Hydroform Type)

Component: Hydroform

Unique Identifier: 655

Hydroform Class Current
Hydroform Mean Surface Current
Hydroform Type North Equatorial Surface Current

Definition The southern portion of the northern ocean gyres. This current flows westward, is maintained by the trade winds, and entrains some water from southern oceans into the northern oceans. It is accompanied by a weaker easterly-flowing counter current.