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Benguela Current

Benguela Current An oceanic water current that flows northward along the west coast of southern Africa between latitude 15°S and 35°S. It is distinguished by an area of cold upwelling water and is a relatively weak current, flowing at less than 0.25 m/s.

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Benguela current

Benguela current Oceanic water current that flows northward along the west coast of southern Africa between latitude 15° S and 35°S. It is distinguished by an area of cold upwelling water, and is a relatively weak current, flowing at less than 0.25 m/s.

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"Benguela current." A Dictionary of Earth Sciences. . Retrieved July 28, 2017 from Encyclopedia.com: http://www.encyclopedia.com/science/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/benguela-current