Name / Description

North Equatorial Current

Type

Currents, Trenches, Ridges, and Streams

Length (miles)

500

Part of / Flows into

North Atlantic

Additional Notes

Southern limb of the North Atlantic subtropical gyre; flows westward/clockwise linking Canary Current to east with Gulf Stream to the west.

Related Images

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Ocean currents producing clockwise gyre of water in the North Atlantic between 30 degrees north and 60 degrees north. Consists of the Canry and North Equatorial Currents, plus the Gulf Stream.

Related Water Bodies

Gulf Stream, Canary Current, North Atlantic Subtropical Gyre

External Links

Surface Currents of the Atlantic Ocean