Important ocean currents
Current originates in the Arctic Ocean and brings cold, low salinity,
water along the East Coast of Greenland. It is one of the five main currents
which provides a major outflow of cold Arctic waters into the Atlantic Ocean.
Norwegian Current flows north-easterly
along the Atlantic coast of Norway.
Angola current is a temporary ocean surface current. It
is an extension of the Guinea Current,
flowing near western Africa's coast.
Current is a warm water current that flows northwesterly past the island
chain that separates the Caribbean Sea and the
The frigid waters
of the north-flowing Benguela current (cold water current) move from the
western coast of South Africa and
Namibia towards north and northwest and
joins the southern equatorial current which is a warm current.
Current is a warm water current that flows southward along the Brazilian south coast.
Current branches south from the North Atlantic
Current and flows toward the South West about as far as Senegal where it turns west.
Current is a warm water current that flows into the Caribbean Sea from the east along the coast
of South America.
Stream, together with its northern extension towards Europe, the North Atlantic
Drift, is a powerful, warm, and swift Atlantic ocean current that originates in the Gulf of Mexico. It influences the climate
of the east coast of North America from Florida to Newfoundland, and the west
coast of Europe.
Current is a slow warm water current that flows easterly along the Guinea coast of West Africa.
Current is a cold current in the North Atlantic Ocean which flows from the Arctic Ocean south along the coast of Labrador
Atlantic Current is a powerful warm ocean current that continues the Gulf Stream northeast. West of Ireland it splits in two. One branch (the Canary Current) goes south while the other
continues north along the coast of northwestern Europe where it has a considerable warming influence on
Current is a weak warm water current that flows south-easterly towards the
coast of Portugal.
Current is a warm-water that meets the west coast of the North American continent.
Current moves south along the western coast of North America.
The Cromwell Current (also called Pacific
Equatorial Undercurrent or just Equatorial Undercurrent) is an
eastward-flowing subsurface current
that extends the length of the equator in the Pacific Ocean.
Current is the world's
second-largest (after the Gulf Stream) ocean current found off the east coast of Taiwan and flowing northeastward past Japan,
where it merges with the easterly drift of the North Pacific
Current. It transports warm, tropical water northward towards the polar region. It's also sometimes known as
the Black Stream or also as Japan Current.
Equatorial Current is a significant Pacific and Atlantic Ocean current that flows
east-to-west between the equator and 10° north.
Pacific Current (sometimes referred to as the North Pacific Drift) is a
warm water current that flows west-to-east between 40 and 50 degrees north in
the Pacific Ocean.
The Oyashio Current
is a cold subarctic ocean current
that flows south and circulates counterclockwise in the western North Pacific Ocean.
The Humboldt Current is a cold, ocean current that flows north along the
west coast of South America from the southern tip of Chile
to northern Peru. Also called the Peru Current.
Equatorial Current is a significant Pacific, Atlantic, and Indian Ocean current that flows
east-to-west between the equator and 10 degrees south.
Current is an ocean current that flows northwards near the western coast of
Madagascar, and it is the only current
which sailors can employ on trips from southern Africa to India.
Current is, usually defined as warm surface waters flowing south between
the African east coast in the vicinity of Mozambique.
Agulhas Current is a warm current of the southern Indian Ocean. It flows southward along the
southeast coast of Mozambique and the coast of South Africa
Circumpolar Current (ACC) is an ocean current that flows from west to east
around Antarctica. An alternate name for the ACC
is the West Wind Drift. The ACC is the dominant circulation feature of
the Southern Ocean. It keeps warm ocean waters
away from Antarctica, enabling that continent to maintain its huge ice cap.