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<div class="definition"><div class="short_definition">An intense eastward flow of about four-week duration found at the [[equator]]  in the Indian Ocean during the transition periods between the [[monsoon]] seasons (April&ndash;June and  October&ndash;December).</div><br/> <div class="paragraph">Speeds at the equator can exceed 1 m s<sup>&minus;1</sup> but fall off to less than 0.2 m s<sup>&minus;1</sup> at 2&deg;S and 2&deg;N.  The jet is the result of [[sea level]] adjustment to the change of [[wind direction]] from one monsoon  season to the next.</div><br/> </div>
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<div class="definition"><div class="short_definition">An intense eastward flow of about four-week duration found at the [[equator]]  in the Indian Ocean during the transition periods between the [[monsoon]] seasons (April&ndash;June and  October&ndash;December).</div><br/> <div class="paragraph">Speeds at the equator can exceed 1 m s<sup>-1</sup> but fall off to less than 0.2 m s<sup>-1</sup> at 2&#x000b0;S and 2&#x000b0;N.  The jet is the result of [[sea level]] adjustment to the change of [[wind direction]] from one monsoon  season to the next.</div><br/> </div>
 
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Indian equatorial jet

An intense eastward flow of about four-week duration found at the equator in the Indian Ocean during the transition periods between the monsoon seasons (April–June and October–December).

Speeds at the equator can exceed 1 m s-1 but fall off to less than 0.2 m s-1 at 2°S and 2°N. The jet is the result of sea level adjustment to the change of wind direction from one monsoon season to the next.


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