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SUBTROPICAL CONVERGENCE (Topical Term)

Preferred form: SUBTROPICAL CONVERGENCE
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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\xC0b1s20\xC0 latitude to 45\xC0 latitude. Historically, the term subtropical convergence has also been used for the subtropical front.

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