Interannual to decadal variability of outflow from the Labrador Sea.

Fischer, Jürgen , Visbeck, Martin , Zantopp, Rainer J. and Nunes, Nuno (2010) Interannual to decadal variability of outflow from the Labrador Sea. Open Access Geophysical Research Letters, 37 . L24610. DOI 10.1029/2010GL045321.

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Abstract

A decade of weak convection in the Labrador Sea associated with decreasing water mass transformation, in combination with advective and eddy fluxes into the convection area, caused significant warming of the deep waters in both the central Labrador Sea and boundary current system along the Labrador shelf break. The connection to the export of Deep Water was studied based on moored current meter stations between 1997 and 2009 at the exit of the Labrador Sea,
near the shelf break at 5˚3N. More than 100 year -long current meter records spanning the full water column have been analyzed with respect to high frequency variability, decaying from the surface to the bottom layer, and for the annual mean flow, showing intra- to interannual variability
but no detectable decadal trend in the strength of the deep and near-bottom flow out of the Labrador Sea.

Document Type: Article
Keywords: Oceanography; Labrador Sea; current; circulation
Research affiliation: OceanRep > GEOMAR > FB1 Ocean Circulation and Climate Dynamics > FB1-PO Physical Oceanography
Refereed: Yes
Open Access Journal?: No
Publisher: AGU (American Geophysical Union)
Projects: THOR
Date Deposited: 22 Nov 2010 11:04
Last Modified: 20 Jun 2017 13:10
URI: https://oceanrep.geomar.de/id/eprint/10063

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