North Cape Current

North Cape Current

[′nȯrth ′kāp ‚kə·rənt]
(oceanography)
A warm current flowing northeastward and eastward around northern Norway, and curving into the Barents Sea.
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

North Cape Current

 

a warm current along the northern coast of the Scandinavian and Kola peninsulas, a branch of the Norwegian Current. The average annual temperature of the water along the current’s axis ranges from 4° to 8°C. The current’s velocity is 1.0–2.5 cm per sec, and its salinity is 34–35 parts per thousand. The current prevents the southwestern part of the Barents Sea from freezing.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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