Bering slope current

From Glossary of Meteorology

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.

Copyright 2022 American Meteorological Society (AMS). For permission to reuse any portion of this work, please contact Any use of material in this work that is determined to be “fair use” under Section 107 of the U.S. Copyright Act (17 U.S. Code § 107) or that satisfies the conditions specified in Section 108 of the U.S.Copyright Act (17 USC § 108) does not require AMS’s permission. Republication, systematic reproduction, posting in electronic form, such as on a website or in a searchable database, or other uses of this material, except as exempted by the above statement, require written permission or a license from AMS. Additional details are provided in the AMS Copyright Policy statement.