Observed and modelled stability of overflow across the Greenland–Scotland ridge

  title={Observed and modelled stability of overflow across the Greenland–Scotland ridge},
  author={Steffen Olsen and Bogi Hansen and Detlef Quadfasel and Svein \Osterhus},
Across the Greenland–Scotland ridge there is a continuous flow of cold dense water, termed ‘overflow’, from the Nordic seas to the Atlantic Ocean. This is a main contributor to the production of North Atlantic Deep Water that feeds the lower limb of the Atlantic meridional overturning circulation, which has been predicted to weaken as a consequence of climate change. The two main overflow branches pass the Denmark Strait and the Faroe Bank channel. Here we combine results from direct current… CONTINUE READING

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