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


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


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  • A unit in oceanography used to express the flow of ocean currents. One sverdrup equals one million cubic meters per second (one cubic hectometer per second). Named after Norwegian oceanographer and Arctic explorer H. U. Sverdrup.

    November 7, 2007