Currents and climate – still not settled

From Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution  via Eurekalert Newly discovered Icelandic current could change North Atlantic climate picture An international team of researchers, including physical oceanographers from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), has confirmed the presence of a deep-reaching ocean circulation system off Iceland that could significantly influence the ocean’s response to climate change in…

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Study of the East Greenland Current finds no trend

Current research for the East Greenland Current (EGC) has been focused on freshwater fluxes from melting ice. Because the EGC runs through the Greenland Sea and eventually through the Labrador Sea (as the West Greenland Current) it can have strong implications for the strengthening and or weakening of deep water formations in the Greenland and…