GINR Standard Hydrographic Monitoring Program
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.
- Holland et al. (2008)
- Motyka et al. (2011)
- Yang et al. (2016)