North Atlantic current setting westward off the southwest coast of Iceland / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Irminger Current is a north Atlantic ocean current setting westward off the southwest coast of Iceland. It is composed of relatively warm and saline waters from the eastern North Atlantic that are fed by the North Atlantic Drift. The Irminger Current is part of the North Atlantic subpolar gyre. The current is named after Danish vice-admiral Carl Ludvig Christian Irminger (1802–1888).