Subsurface Currents

Subsurface Currents

A subsurface current is an oceanic current that (is/runs) beneath surface currents. Examples include the Equatorial Undercurrents of the Pacific, Atlantic, and Indian Oceans, the California Undercurrent, and the Agulhas Undercurrent, the deep thermohaline circulation in the Atlantic, and bottom gravity currents near Antarctica. The forcing mechanisms vary for these different types of subsurface currents.

Read more about Subsurface Currents:  Density Current, Turbidity Current, Ekman Spiral, Subsidence, Wave Patterns

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