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ˈsvɛr drəp, ˈsfɛr-; ˈnɔɪ mɑnsver·drup

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  1. Sverdrup, Otto Neumann Sverdrupnoun

    Norwegian explorer who led expeditions into the Arctic (1855-1930)


  1. sverdrupnoun

    A unit of measure of volume transport, used in oceanography.

    Etymology: After Harald Sverdrup (1888–1957), Norwegian oceanographer and meteorologist.


  1. Sverdrup

    The sverdrup, named in honour of the pioneering oceanographer Harald Sverdrup, is a unit of measure of volume transport. It is used almost exclusively in oceanography, to measure the transport of ocean currents. Its symbol is Sv. Note that the sverdrup is not an SI unit, and that its symbol conflicts with the sievert's symbol. It is equivalent to 106 cubic metres per second. The entire global input of fresh water from rivers to the ocean is equal to about 1 sverdrup. The water transport in the Gulf Stream gradually increases from 30 Sv in the Florida Current to a maximum of 150 Sv south of Newfoundland at 55°W longitude. The heat carried within this volume equals roughly that transported through the atmosphere to make the relatively milder climate of north-western Europe. The Antarctic Circumpolar Current, at approximately 125 Sverdrups, is the largest ocean current.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sverdrup in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sverdrup in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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