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GINR Standard Hydrographic Monitoring Program

General

Project start
01.06.2018
Project end
30.06.2018
Type of project
Monitoring
Project theme
Ocean & fiord systems
Project topic
Climate research
Hydrography
Oceanography

Fieldwork / Study

Fieldwork country
Greenland (DK)
Fieldwork region
Greenland, Mid-West
Fieldwork location

Geolocation is 63.776066189772, -52.832053165143

Fieldwork start
01.06.2018
Fieldwork end
30.06.2018

Project details

24.09.2018
Science / project plan

The West Greenland Current carries water northward along the West Greenland continental slope and consists of three components: a cold, fresh and surface near inshore surface component referred to as West Greenland Coastal Water (WGCW), a saltier, warmer and deeper offshore component referred to as Subpolar Mode Water (SPMW) and freshwater runoff from Greenland. The West Greenland Current is part of the cyclonic Subpolar Gyre and thus subject to hydrographic variations at different time-scales associated with variability of the gyre, local and regional atmospheric conditions. Hydrographic conditions are monitored annually at 10 hydrographic sections in June/July across the continental shelf off West Greenland.

Publications related to project
  • Holland et al. (2008)
  • Motyka et al. (2011)
  • Yang et al. (2016)
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