Equatorial Undercurrent of the Indian Ocean

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Science  24 Jan 1964:
Vol. 143, Issue 3604, pp. 354-356
DOI: 10.1126/science.143.3604.354


Measurements of currents at the equator in the Indian Ocean indicate the presence of an equatorial undercurrent. This current is similar in many respects to the undercurrent in the Pacific and Atlantic oceans. The undercurrent in the Indian Ocean is located in the thermocline and is of low magnitude, unsteady, and more strongly developed on the eastern side of the ocean.