Bering slope current

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Bering Slope Current

The eastern part of the subpolar gyre in the deep (western) part of the Bering Sea.

Currents in this gyre are weak (0.1–0.2 m s−1) but reach to the ocean floor and are associated with eddy formation at oceanic ridges. A southward countercurrent with maximum speeds of 0.25 m s−1 near a depth of 150 m exists between the shelf and the northward-flowing Bering Slope Current, indicating its character as the eastern boundary current of a subpolar gyre.