This current originates in the vicinity of the Leeward Islands as part of the Atlantic North Equatorial Current. It flows along the northern side of the Greater Antilles. The Antilles Current eventually joins the Florida Current (north of Grand Bahama Island) to form the Gulf Stream.

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SEEBECK EFFECT

When two different adjacent metals are heated, an electric current is generated between the metals.

SEQUESTER

To form a stable, water-soluble complex.

ABSORBER

That part of the low side of an absorption system, used for absorbing vapor refrigerant.

BALL BEARING

An anti-friction rolling type bearing containing rolling elements in the form of balls.

AMMETER

An instrument for measuring the magnitude of electric current flow.

ARC

A flash, caused by an electric current ionizing a gas or vapor.

WEATHER SIDE

The side of a ship exposed to the wind.

CLOUD POINT

The temperature at which waxy crystals in an oil or fuel form a cloudy appearance.

CRACKING

The process whereby large molecules are broken down by the application of heat and pressure to form smaller molecules.

ALIVE

A term referring to a circuit in which a current is flowing. Also referred to as live.

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