OCEANOGRAPHIC CRUISE SUMMARY, DENMARK STRAIT, APRIL-MAY 1966
Informal rept. 18 Apr-8 May 1965
NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE NSTL STATION MS
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The report describes an oceanographic survey conducted in the Denmark Strait aboard USS EDISTO AGB 2 during the period 18 April to 8 May 1965. A strong Arctic outflow was observed near the Greenland coast with speeds up to 30 cmsec. Between this outflow and the warmer Irminger Current, a pronounced temperature and salinity gradient existed. The stations occupied in the northeastern part of the strait were separated into two groups displaying similar distribution patterns of physical properties. The western group exhibited a subsurface layer of cooler and less saline waters than the eastern group. This occurrence may be attributed to mixing of Arctic outflow and Return Atlantic Waters to greater depths.
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography