Rossel Current

[raw-suh l]

noun

a seasonal Pacific Ocean current, a branch of the South Equatorial Current, flowing W and NW past New Guinea.

Origin of Rossel Current

after Élisabeth-Paul-Édouard, Chevalier de Rossel (1765–1829), French naval officer and hydrographer
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