Irminger Current

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The Irminger Current is a north Atlantic ocean current setting westward off the southwest coast of Iceland. It is composed of relatively warm and saline waters from the eastern North Atlantic that are fed by the North Atlantic Drift. The Irminger Current is part of the North Atlantic subpolar gyre. The current is named after Danish vice-admiral Carl Ludvig Christian Irminger [da; de] (1802–1888).[1]

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  1. ^ Kommandør Axel Fiedler: „Om Irminger Havets og Irmingerstrømmens navn“. Søværnsorientering Nr. 1, March 2003 Google-HTML-Version