What is measured and given in sverdrups?
intensity of lightning strikes during a storm
the power of ocean currents
the intensity of the meteor shower
the strength of volcanic eruptions
The sverdrup (symbol: Sv) is a non-SI unit of volume transport. It is used almost exclusively in oceanography to measure the volumetric rate of transport of ocean currents. It is named after Harald Sverdrup. It is equivalent to 1 million cubic metres per second (264,000,000 USgal/s).The entire global input of fresh water from rivers to the ocean is equal to about 1.2 sverdrup.