China coastal current

From Glossary of Meteorology

China Coastal Current

A surface current in the East China Sea and Yellow Sea flowing southward along the Chinese coast from Bohai Gulf to Taiwan.

It is driven by the northeast monsoon in winter and continues against the southwest monsoon through the summer, strengthened by river runoff from monsoonal rainfall. Taking in most of the waters from the Yangtze River, it contributes greatly to the increased summer transport of the Tsushima Current.

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