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Labrador current

Michael Allaby

in A Dictionary of Geology and Earth Sciences

Fourth edition

Published in print January 2013 | ISBN: 9780199653065
Published online September 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780191744334
Labrador current

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Oceanic current that brings cold arctic waters southwards into the N. Atlantic along the western margin of Greenland. Frequently it carries icebergs southwards, concentrating them in the area to the east of the Grand Banks in late spring to early summer. Fog banks often occur off the coast of Newfoundland where the Labrador current meets the ...

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