Norwegian current

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Norwegian Current

A warm current flowing northeastward along the Norwegian coast.

It is the continuation of the North Atlantic Current and discharges about 10 Sv (10 × 106 m3 s-1) into the Arctic Ocean. Because its waters are of subtropical origin it has a significant impact on the climate of northern Europe; ports in northern Norway located at 70°N are ice-free throughout the year.

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