Articles | Volume 16, issue 3
Ocean Sci., 16, 685–701, 2020
Ocean Sci., 16, 685–701, 2020

Research article 04 Jun 2020

Research article | 04 Jun 2020

Norwegian Atlantic Slope Current along the Lofoten Escarpment

Ilker Fer et al.


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Short summary
We analyzed 14-month-long observations from moored instruments to describe the average features and the variability of the Norwegian Atlantic Slope Current at the Lofoten Escarpment (13°E, 69°N). The slope current varies strongly with depth and in time. Pulses of strong current occur, lasting for 1 to 2 weeks, and extend as deep as 600 m. The average volume transport is 2 x 106 m3 s-1.