Greatest oceanic current

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Greatest oceanic current

Last updated: October 14, 2017 at 19:49 pm

Antarctic Circumpolar Current – 130 million cu. m (34 billion gallons) of water per second. The wind-driven current moving eastward measures 21,000 km (13,049 miles) in length and reaches depths up to 4,000 m (13,123 ft). In comparison, the maximum flow rate of the Gulf Stream is 80 million cu. m (2.8 billion cu. ft) per second.

SOURCE:
Smith, R.; Desflots, M.; White, S.; Mariano, A. J.; Ryan, E. H. (2013). The Antarctic Circumpolar Current. Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science.

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Jeffrey Gallant is the Editor-in-Chief and Records Keeper of the Diving Almanac. He is also a contributing editor of DIVER Magazine, and the scientific director of the Greenland Shark and Elasmobranch Education and Research Group (GEERG). Jeffrey started diving in 1982.

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