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Liquid export of Arctic freshwater components through the Fram Strait 1998-2011

Rabe, B; Dodd, P A; Hansen , E; Falck, E; Schauer, U; Mackensen, Andreas; Beszczynska-Moller, A; Kattner, Gerhard; Rohling, Eelco; Cox, K


We estimated the magnitude and composition of southward liquid freshwater transports in the East Greenland Current near 79 N in the Western Fram Strait between 1998 and 2011. Previous studies have found this region to be an important pathway for liquid freshwater export from the Arctic Ocean to the Nordic Seas and the North Atlantic subpolar gyre. <br><br> Our transport estimates are based on six hydrographic surveys between June and September and concurrent data from moored current meters. We...[Show more]

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Date published: 2013
Type: Journal article
Source: Ocean Science
DOI: 10.5194/os-9-91-2013
Access Rights: Open Access


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