Dynamics of the West Spitsbergen Current

  • Walczowski WaldemarEmail author
Part of the GeoPlanet: Earth and Planetary Sciences book series (GEPS)


Despite a significant progress in technology, measuring ocean currents in open ocean from the ship remains difficult and the results obtained have large errors. It is affected by several factors. The first of them is the point of reference. Measurements are performed from an observation platform which moves in all planes, and vertical accelerations are sometimes significant.


Global Satellite Position System Geopotential Anomaly West Spitsbergen Current Barotropic Component Baroclinic Flow 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Oceanology, Physical OceanographyPolish Academy of SciencesSopotPoland

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