Introduction To The Danish Strait

- Apr 16, 2020-

Introduction to the Danish Strait

The Danish strait refers to the strait between Greenland and Iceland, extending partly to the Arctic Circle. It is the dividing line between Europe and North America. It connects the Arctic Ocean in the north and the North Atlantic in the south. It is about 483 kilometers long and 290 kilometers wide at its narrowest point.

The south bank of the west coast of the cold current of East Greenland's cold gorge carries icebergs originating from the Arctic Ocean and the ice sheets of Greenland. Another branch of the warmer Irminger Current (IrmingerCurrent) is close to the coast of Iceland and flows northward.