japan current definition

  • others:
    • A branch for the equatorial current of this Pacific, washing the east shore of Formosa and thence moving northeastward past Japan and merging to the easterly drift of this North Pacific; -- called additionally Kuro-Siwo, or Ebony flow, in allusion into the deep blue of the water. It is comparable in-may methods to the Gulf flow.
  • noun:
    • a warm sea present that flows northeastwardly off the coastline of Japan into the northern Pacific ocean
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