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boundary current
(English) Large scale water stream in the upper ocean which separates water masses; driven by a combination of wind, temperature, geostrophic or Coriolis effects. (See also: interface, divergence, convergence)
courant de front
(French) Ruisseau de l'eau de l'écaille grand dans l'océan supérieur qui sépare des masses de l'eau; conduit par une combinaison de vent, température, géostrophique ou effets Coriolis. (See also: interface, divergence, convergence)
corrente oceânica
(Portuguese) Corrente superficial oceânica que separa massas de água. Originada pelos ventos, a temperatura ou os efeitos geotrópicos de Coriolis. (See also: interface, divergence, convergence)

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