Spitsbergen Current


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Spitsbergen Current

[′spits‚bər·gən ′kə·rənt]
(oceanography)
An ocean current flowing northward and westward from a point south of Spitsbergen, and gradually merging with the East Greenland Current in the Greenland Sea; the Spitsbergen Current is the continuation of the northwestern branch of the Norwegian Current.
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The main route for northward migration of boreal and temperate species is the West Spitsbergen Current (WSC).
Warming of the West Spitsbergen Current and sea ice north of Svalbard.
Washington, August 16 (ANI): Scientists have found that the warming of the northward-flowing West Spitsbergen current in the Arctic over the last thirty years has contributed to global warming by triggering the release of methane, a potent greenhouse gas, from methane hydrate stored in the sediment beneath the seabed.
The West Spitsbergen current, which flows past the islands, has warmed by 1[degrees]C in the past 30 years, destabilising the hydrate and releasing the gas.