East Greenland Current


Also found in: Acronyms, Wikipedia.

East Greenland Current

[¦ēst ′grēn·lənd ‚kə·rənt]
(oceanography)
A current setting south along the eastern coast of Greenland and carrying water of low salinity and low temperature.

East Greenland Current

 

a cold current of the Arctic Ocean. It moves from north to south along the eastern shore of Greenland at a speed of about 1 km/hr. All year it carries ice from the Arctic basin. In summer there are icebergs in the East Greenland Current. The water temperature near the Greenland shores is lower than 0° C and on the eastern edge in summer reaches 2.4° C. Its salinity ranges from 32.0 to 33.0 parts per thousand.

References in periodicals archive ?
Until now, the accepted theory was that only one current, the East Greenland Current, fed the lower limb of the conveyor in this region.

Full browser ?