Hydrographic conditions in Icelandic waters, 1990-1999
The main results of the hydrographic conditions in Icelandic waters in the 1990s reveal the same variability from year to year observed since the 1950s, including Atlantic, Polar, and Arctic periods in North Icelandic waters. Attention is paid to the hydro- graphic conditions in the warm water from the south (Inninger Current) which developed at the end of the 1990s into high saline conditions comparable with the period prior to the 1960s. This includes the northern component flowing into North Icelandic waters. The conditions in the East Icelandic Current also improved at the end of the 1990s with relatively high salinities. Thus the hydrobiological conditions in Icelandic waters were favourable at the end of the 1990s with regard to the various fish stocks.
Article from Marine Science Symposia Vol. 219 - "Hydrobiological variability in the ICES Area, 1990-1999", symposium held in Edinburgh, 8-10 August 2001. To access the remaining articles please click on the keyword "MSS Vol. 219".