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Intermediate water from the Greenland Sea in the Faroe Bank Channel : spreading of released sulphur hexafluoride

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dc.contributor.author Olsson, K. Anders
dc.contributor.author Jeansson, Emil
dc.contributor.author Anderson, Leif G.
dc.contributor.author Hansen, Bogi
dc.contributor.author Eldevik, Tor
dc.contributor.author Kristiansen, Regin
dc.contributor.author Messias, Marie-José
dc.contributor.author Johannessen, Truls
dc.contributor.author Watson, Andrew J.
dc.date.accessioned 2006-11-16T15:08:11Z
dc.date.available 2006-11-16T15:08:11Z
dc.date.issued 2005-02
dc.identifier.citation Deep Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Papers 52(2): 279-294
dc.identifier.issn 0967-0637
dc.identifier.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dsr.2004.09.009
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1956/1948
dc.description.abstract The Faroe Bank Channel is the deepest passage for dense water leaving the Nordic Seas into the North Atlantic. The contribution to this part of the Greenland-Scotland Overflow by intermediate water from the Greenland Sea is investigated by the tracer sulphur hexafluoride (SF6) that was released into the central Greenland Sea in summer 1996. Continuous monitoring has since traced it around the Nordic Seas and into the connecting areas. It was for the first time observed close to the Faroe Islands in early 1999, indicating a transport time from the Greenland Sea of around 2.5 years. This study estimates that approximately 16 kg of SF6 had passed the Faroe Bank Channel by the end of 2002; that is 5 % of the total amount released. Both the arrival time and the amount of exported SF6 deduced from the observations are consistent with the results from a numerical ocean model simulating the tracer release and spreading. en
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dc.language.iso eng en
dc.publisher Elsevier en
dc.rights Copyright 2004 Elsevier. All rights reserved
dc.subject Tracers en
dc.subject Overflow en
dc.subject Intermediate water masses en
dc.subject Thermohaline circulation en
dc.subject Sulphur hexafluoride en
dc.subject Nordic Seas en
dc.subject Greenland Sea en
dc.subject Faroe Bank Channel en
dc.title Intermediate water from the Greenland Sea in the Faroe Bank Channel : spreading of released sulphur hexafluoride en
dc.type Journal article en
dc.type Peer reviewed
dc.subject.nsi VDP::Matematikk og Naturvitenskap: 400::Geofag: 450::Oseanografi: 452 en
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bora.journalTitle Deep Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Papers
bibo.volume 52
bibo.issue 2
bibo.pageStart 279
bibo.pageEnd 294


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