Science / Weather / Current: A horizontal movement of water, such as the Gulf Stream off the east coast of North America, or air, such as the jet stream.

Other Words for Current

Current Noun Synonyms: course, progress, tendency, tenor, drift, trend, inclination, mainstream
Current Adjective Synonyms: contemporary, ongoing, present, contemporaneous, simultaneous, coeval

Tropic Currents

Science / Tides and Currents / Tropic Currents: Tidal currents occurring semi-monthly when the effect of the Moon's maximum declination is greatest. At these times the tendency of the Moon to produce a diurnal inequality in the current is at a maxi MORE

Alaska Current

Science / Tides and Currents / Alaska Current: A North Pacific Ocean current setting counterclockwise along the coasts of Canada and Alaska in the Gulf of Alaska. MORE

Mixed (Current)

Science / Tides and Currents / Mixed (Current): Type of tidal current characterized by a conspicuous diurnal inequality in the greater and lesser flood strengths and/or greater and lesser ebb strengths. See flood current and ebb current. MORE

Florida Current

Science / Tides and Currents / Florida Current: A North Atlantic Ocean current setting northward along the south-east coast of the United States. A segment of the Gulf Stream System, the Florida Current extends from the Straits of Florida to the re MORE

Current Station

Science / Tides and Currents / Current Station: The geographic location at which current observations are conducted. Also, the facilities used to make current observations. These may include a buoy, ground tackle, current meters, recording mechanis MORE

Brazil Current

Science / Tides and Currents / Brazil Current: A South Atlantic Ocean current setting southwestward along the central coast of South America. MORE