Freshwater pathways around Greenland

This presentation by Senior Scientist John Mortensen will take you on a tour with the freshwater from Fram Strait to the Baffin Bay using hydrographic observations from different national (Greenland) and international monitoring-research programs.

2017.04.24 | Peter Schmidt Mikkelsen

Date Tue 16 May
Time 14:30 15:00
Location ARC, Ny Munkegade 114, Building 1540, meeting room 1540-020

What do we know of these pathways and their sources? I will take you on a tour with the freshwater from Fram Strait to the Baffin Bay using hydrographic observations from different national (Greenland) and international monitoring-research programs. During the transit a question will be raised if the so called water mass referred to as Polar Surface Water have a southern limit. We terminate the pathway in Baffin Bay where Baffin Bay Polar Surface Water rules. Finally we focus on  the freshwater source of a well-studied west Greenland fjord in direct contact with the Greenland Ice Sheet for some closing remarks.

Senior Scientist, John Mortensen, Greenland Institute of Natural Resources (http://www.natur.gl/en/the-institute/staff/person/87/)

Arctic Research Centre