South Atlantic Current

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South Atlantic Current is an eastward ocean current, fed by the Brazil Current. That fraction of it which reaches the African coast feeds the Benguela Current. It is continuous with the northern edge of the Antarctic Circumpolar Current.

The seafaring is usually easier and thus safer in area of the South Atlantic Current than in the Antarctic Circumpolar Current, though also slower.

See also


  • Scott Guhin, Pallav Ray, Arthur J. Mariano, Edward H. Ryan (2003). "The South Atlantic Current". Ocean Surface Currents. University of Miami. Retrieved 2007-08-19.CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>