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XBT-Transects along 60°N, Greenland-Scotland, 1989-1999

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posted on 2023-05-23, 08:49 authored by M. Stein

During the annual autumn cruises of RV "Walther Herwig" (II and III) to East and West Greenland, the vertical distribution of temperature down to 800-m depth was measured using XBTs. The data presented in the article are transects that cross the North Atlantic Ocean at about 60°N from Cape Farewell to the Pentland Firth, taken between 1989 and 1999. Interannual variations in the water column are discussed. At depths of 400 m in the Irminger Sea Proper (60°N, 37°W) as well as south off Iceland in the North Atlantic Current (60°N, 20°W), temperatures range from 3.4°C to 5.5°C, and from 7.4°C to 8.9°C, respectively, with 1996 being the warmest year at both sites.

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". 



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Stein, M. 2003. XBT-Transects along 60°N, Greenland-Scotland, 1989-1999. ICES Marine Science Symposia, 219: 349-351.