Denmark Strait


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Denmark Strait,

passage, c.300 mi (480 km) long and 180 mi (290 km) wide at the narrowest point, between Greenland and Iceland. The cold E Greenland current passes through the strait and carries icebergs S into the N Atlantic Ocean.

Denmark Strait

a channel between SE Greenland and Iceland, linking the Arctic Ocean with the Atlantic
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The PQ convoy route ran generally through the Denmark Strait (which was mined); then as far north as ice conditions allowed, while proceeding eastward; then south toward the Kola Inlet or southeastward to Arkhangelsk.
Medhaug's observations showed that the Arctic northerlies force large volumes of water southwards through the Denmark Strait between Iceland and Greenland.
The wreck was found in 2001 by an expedition by deep-sea operations company Blue Water Recoveries, in the Denmark Strait between Greenland and Iceland.
HMS Hood was torn in half by a shell on May 24, 1941, and now lies in the Denmark Strait between Greenland and Iceland.
Crucial to this warm-to-cold oceanographic choreography is the Denmark Strait Overflow Water (DSOW), the largest of the deep, overflow plumes that feed the lower limb of the conveyor belt and return the dense water south through gaps in the Greenland-Scotland Ridge.
Canadian planes from Newfoundland joined the RAF in a search from the skies and on May 23 they sighted "an enemy force of one battleship and one cruiser" in the Denmark Strait.
The Denmark Strait separates Iceland from the east coast of Greenland by 250 miles of tough water.
He said: "We caught up with the ship in the Denmark Strait, off Greenland, as it approached safe waters.
With the Hood in the Battle of Denmark Strait had been the Prince of Wales, built at Cammell Laird, Birkenhead.
May 24 The prized German battleship Bismarck, and her escort Prinz Eugen sink the British cruiser Hood in the Denmark Strait.
Two British heavy cruisers moved in to shadow the German ships as they headed for the Denmark Strait, between Iceland and Greenland.
For Greenland halibut released in Davis Strait, Baffin Bay, and the fjords of southwestern and eastern Greenland, a substantial portion of recovered fish demonstrated migratory behavior, up to 2500 km, primarily to Denmark Strait between Greenland and Iceland.