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GINR Standard Hydrographic Monitoring Program

Expected field work start date
01 Jun 2018
Expected field work end date
30 Jun 2018
Organisation
Greenland Institute of Natural Resources (GINR)
Department

Greenland Climate Research Centre

Address
Postbox 570
Zip code
3900
City
Nuuk
Country
Greenland
Project category
Research
Type of project
Monitoring
Project theme
Ocean & fiord systems
Project topic
Climate research
Hydrography
Oceanography
Fieldwork country
Greenland (DK)
Fieldwork location
63.77606618977201, -52.832053165143066
Fieldwork region
Greenland, Mid-West

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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)
Last updated
12 Mar 2018