East Icelandic Current

East Icelandic Current

 

a cold current in the Atlantic Ocean near the northeastern and eastern shores of Iceland. Water temperature, 3° C to -1° C. The current has a constant southerly direction and a speed that varies from 0.9 to 1.9 km/hr.

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Relatively small amounts of the freshwater enter the interior parts of the Greenland and Iceland seas within the Jan Mayen Current and the East Icelandic Current, respectively.
When the herring in 1965 and subsequent years met the cold and unproductive polar water within the East Icelandic current, they did not cross it.
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