The Eastern Arctic Seas Encyclopedia

2016 Edition
| Editors: Igor S. Zonn, Andrey G. Kostianoy, Aleksandr V. Semenov

Vostochno-Taymyrskoe (East Taymyr) Current

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Vostochno-Taymyrskoe (East Taymyr) Current – a current in the Laptev Sea which moves along the eastern shores of the Severnaya Zemlya Archipelago and the Taymyr Peninsula to the south and completes general cyclone circulation in the sea. The speed of currents in this circulation is about 2 cm/s, but they may accelerate under the influence of local winds and tides as well as due to the shift in pressure air system over the sea.

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