Equatorial Counter Current

The equatorial counter-current is a warm ocean current in the Pacific ( about 5 degrees north of the equator) and the Indian Ocean ( 0 to 10 degrees south latitude ).

He is an eastward flowing branch of the tropical flow circuits, flow back into the parts of the west transported water masses of the North and the Südäquatorialstromes. It is based mainly on an evasive movement against the withdrawing westward trade winds.

In the Pacific, the equatorial countercurrent all year round to meet in the Indian Ocean during the summer months (May to October). In the Atlantic, there is also a year-round counter- flow, the Guinea current.