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Peru Current(Humboldt Current) The oceanic water that flows northwards along the west coast of Chile and Peru, driven by the westward flow of the South Equatorial Current (itself driven by south-east trade winds). It is essentially a ‘continuity current’: water flows into the low-sea-level region left by the South Equatorial current. This eastern boundary current is slow-moving, broad, and shallow, and is noted for a prominent area of upwelling bringing cold bottom waters to the surface. As the near-surface concentrations of nutrient elements are high there is an abundance of marine life associated with this current.

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Peru current

Peru current (Humboldt current) Oceanic water flowing northwards along the west coast of Chile and Peru, driven by the westward flow of the S. Equatorial current (itself driven by south-east trade winds). It is essentially a ‘continuity current’: water flows into the low-sea-level region left by the S. Equatorial current. This eastern boundary current is slow-moving, broad, and shallow, and is noted for a prominent area of upwelling bringing cold bottom waters to the surface. As the near-surface concentrations of nutrient elements are high there is an abundance of marine life associated with this current.

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Humboldt current

Humboldt current See PERU CURRENT.

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Humboldt Current

Humboldt Current See Peru Current.

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