Norwegian Current


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Norwegian Current

[nȯr′wē·jən ‚kə·rənt]
(oceanography)

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.
Statistics Norway, the Norwegian state statistics agency, said on Friday (21 January) that according to preliminary figures the Norwegian current account surplus increased by NOK4.
Statistics Norway, the Norwegian state statistics agency, said on Wednesday (22 December) that according to preliminary figures the Norwegian current account surplus increased by NOK5.
Statistics Norway, the Norwegian state statistics agency, said on Tuesday (28 September) that the Norwegian current account surplus increased by NOK7.
Statistics Norway, the Norwegian state statistics agency, said on Friday (3 September) that the Norwegian current account surplus increased by NOK4.
Statistics Norway, the Norwegian state statistics agency, said on Friday (23 July) that the Norwegian current account surplus increased to NOK19.
Statistics Norway, the Norwegian state statistics agency, said on Friday (25 June) that the Norwegian current account surplus increased to NOK21.
Statistics Norway, the Norwegian state statistics agency, said on Friday (4 June) that the Norwegian current account surplus increased to NOK15.
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.
Statistics Norway, the Norwegian state statistics agency, said on Tuesday (23 March) that the Norwegian current account surplus decreased by NOK0.
Statistics Norway, the Norwegian state statistics agency, said on Thursday (10 March) that the Norwegian current account surplus decreased by NOK3.
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.

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