Norwegian Current


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Norwegian Current

[nȯr′wē·jən ‚kə·rənt]
(oceanography)
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Norwegian Current

 

a warm current in the Norwegian Sea flowing along the coast of Norway; a branch of the North Atlantic Drift.

The Norwegian Current has an average speed of about 25 cm per sec, the temperature of the water is 5°–7° C in the winter and 10°-12° C in the summer, and the salt content is 34–35‰. The Norwegian Current exerts a moderating effect on the Scandinavian climate and weather. In the region of 67° N lat. and 3° E long., the Norwegian Current divides into two branches. The western branch becomes the West Spitsbergen Current, and the eastern branch flows around the North Cape and enters the Barents Sea as the North Cape Current.

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Statistics Norway, the Norwegian state statistics agency, said on Tuesday (8 March) that the Norwegian current account surplus decreased by NOK0.2bn to NOK17.8bn in December 2004, as compared to December 2003.
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Statistics Norway, the Norwegian state statistics agency, said on Tuesday (28 September) that the Norwegian current account surplus increased by NOK7.8bn to NOK22.8bn in July 2004, as compared to July 2003.
Statistics Norway, the Norwegian state statistics agency, said on Friday (3 September) that the Norwegian current account surplus increased by NOK4.4bn to NOK12.6bn in June 2004, as compared to June 2003.
Statistics Norway, the Norwegian state statistics agency, said on Friday (23 July) that the Norwegian current account surplus increased to NOK19.8bn in May 2004 from NOK16.4bn in May 2003.
Statistics Norway, the Norwegian state statistics agency, said on Friday (25 June) that the Norwegian current account surplus increased to NOK21.7bn in April 2004 from NOK19.4bn in April 2003.
Statistics Norway, the Norwegian state statistics agency, said on Friday (4 June) that the Norwegian current account surplus increased to NOK15.4bn in March 2004 from NOK11.7bn in March 2004.
Statistics Norway, the Norwegian state statistics agency, said on Tuesday (27 April) that according to the preliminary figures, the Norwegian current account surplus decreased by NOK3.2bn to NOK16.7bn in February 2004, as compared to February 2003.
Statistics Norway, the Norwegian state statistics agency, said on Tuesday (23 March) that the Norwegian current account surplus decreased by NOK0.6bn to NOK21.8bn in January 2004, as compared to January 2003.
Statistics Norway, the Norwegian state statistics agency, said on Thursday (10 March) that the Norwegian current account surplus decreased by NOK3.4bn to NOK16.3bn in December 2003, as compared to December 2002.
Statistics Norway, the Norwegian state statistics agency, said on Tuesday (27 January) that according to preliminary figures, the Norwegian current account surplus decreased by NOK0.5bn to NOK16.6bn in November 2003, as compared to November 2002.
Statistics Norway, the Norwegian state statistics agency, said on Thursday (8 January) that according to preliminary figures, the Norwegian current account surplus increased by NOK6.5bn to NOK20bn in October 2003, as compared to October 2002.

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