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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 eng
dc.contributor.author Jeansson, Emil eng
dc.contributor.author Anderson, Leif G. eng
dc.contributor.author Hansen, Bogi eng
dc.contributor.author Eldevik, Tor eng
dc.contributor.author Kristiansen, Regin eng
dc.contributor.author Messias, Marie-José eng
dc.contributor.author Johannessen, Truls eng
dc.contributor.author Watson, Andrew J. eng
dc.date.accessioned 2006-11-16T15:08:11Z
dc.date.available 2006-11-16T15:08:11Z
dc.date.issued 2005-02 eng
dc.identifier.citation Deep Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Papers 52(2): 279-294
dc.identifier.issn 0967-0637 eng
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
dc.format.extent 1471490 bytes eng
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf eng
dc.language.iso eng eng
dc.publisher Elsevier en
dc.rights Copyright 2004 Elsevier. All rights reserved eng
dc.subject Tracers eng
dc.subject Overflow eng
dc.subject Intermediate water masses eng
dc.subject Thermohaline circulation eng
dc.subject Sulphur hexafluoride eng
dc.subject Nordic Seas eng
dc.subject Greenland Sea eng
dc.subject Faroe Bank Channel eng
dc.title Intermediate water from the Greenland Sea in the Faroe Bank Channel : spreading of released sulphur hexafluoride en
dc.type Journal article eng
dc.subject.nsi VDP::Matematikk og Naturvitenskap: 400::Geofag: 450::Oseanografi: 452 nob
dc.type.version acceptedVersion eng
bora.journalTitle Deep Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Papers eng
bibo.volume 52 eng
bibo.issue 2 eng
bibo.pageStart 279 eng
bibo.pageEnd 294 eng
bibo.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dsr.2004.09.009 eng
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dsr.2004.09.009


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