Reduction of Deepwater Formation in the Greenland Sea During the 1980s: Evidence from Tracer Data

  title={Reduction of Deepwater Formation in the Greenland Sea During the 1980s: Evidence from Tracer Data},
  author={Peter Schlosser and Gerhard B�NISCH and Monika Rhein and Reinhold Bayer},
  pages={1054 - 1056}
Hydrographic observations and measurements of the concentrations of chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) have suggested that the formation of Greenland Sea Deep Water (GSDW) slowed down considerably during the 1980s. Such a decrease is related to weakened convection in the Greenland Sea and thus could have significant impact on the properties of the waters flowing over the Scotland-Iceland-Greenland ridge system into the deep Atlantic. Study of the variability of GSDW formation is relevant for… 
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