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<div class="definition"><div class="short_definition">The region characterized by a [[convergence]] of the [[current]] in the surface  [[mixed layer]] ([[Ekman layer]] convergence) where water is subducted into the permanent or oceanic  [[thermocline]] as a result.</div><br/> <div class="paragraph">This region reaches typically from 15&deg;&ndash;20&deg; latitude to 45&deg; latitude. Historically, the term subtropical  convergence has also been used for the [[subtropical front]].</div><br/> </div>
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<div class="definition"><div class="short_definition">The region characterized by a [[convergence]] of the [[current]] in the surface  [[mixed layer]] ([[Ekman layer]] convergence) where water is subducted into the permanent or oceanic  [[thermocline]] as a result.</div><br/> <div class="paragraph">This region reaches typically from 15&#x000b0;&ndash;20&#x000b0; latitude to 45&#x000b0; latitude. Historically, the term subtropical  convergence has also been used for the [[subtropical front]].</div><br/> </div>
 
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subtropical convergence

The region characterized by a convergence of the current in the surface mixed layer (Ekman layer convergence) where water is subducted into the permanent or oceanic thermocline as a result.

This region reaches typically from 15°–20° latitude to 45° latitude. Historically, the term subtropical convergence has also been used for the subtropical front.


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