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A review of the deep and surface currents around Eirik Drift, south of Greenland: Comparison of the past with the present

Stanford, J D; Rohling, Eelco; Bacon, S.; Holliday, N. P


The global Thermohaline Circulation (THC) is primarily driven by the cooling and sinking of northward flowing North Atlantic surface waters in the Nordic Seas to form North Atlantic Deep Water (NADW) that flows southward as a component of the Deep Western Boundary Current (DWBC). It is widely accepted that major freshwater injections have disrupted the formation of NADW in the past, causing widespread cooling over the North Atlantic. Eirik Drift, a contourite south of Greenland, was formed from...[Show more]

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Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: Global and Planetary Change
DOI: 10.1016/j.gloplacha.2011.02.001


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