Facts stranger than fiction…3

Facts stranger than fiction..3

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Denmark Strait cataract(North Atlantic Circulation Pump, Greenland Pump)

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Denmark Strait, Atlantic Ocean.

Intresting facts :

  • It is the world’s highest underwater waterfall, with water falling almost 3,505 metres (11,500 feet).
  • It is formed by the temperature differential between the water masses either side of the Denmark Strait, the eastern side being much colder than the western.
  • It is thought that the Denmark Strait cataract has a flow rate exceeding 175 million cubic feet (5.0 million cubic meters) per second.
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