Oceanographic regime shift during 1997 in Disko Bay, Western Greenland

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Oceanographic regime shift during 1997 in Disko Bay, Western Greenland. / Hansen, Marc Overgaard; Nielsen, Torkel Gissel; Stedmon, Colin A.; Munk, Peter.

In: Limnology and Oceanography, Vol. 57, No. 2, 2012, p. 634-644.

Publication: Research - peer-reviewJournal article – Annual report year: 2012

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Hansen, Marc Overgaard; Nielsen, Torkel Gissel; Stedmon, Colin A.; Munk, Peter / Oceanographic regime shift during 1997 in Disko Bay, Western Greenland.

In: Limnology and Oceanography, Vol. 57, No. 2, 2012, p. 634-644.

Publication: Research - peer-reviewJournal article – Annual report year: 2012

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title = "Oceanographic regime shift during 1997 in Disko Bay, Western Greenland",
publisher = "American Society of Limnology and Oceanography, Inc.",
author = "Hansen, {Marc Overgaard} and Nielsen, {Torkel Gissel} and Stedmon, {Colin A.} and Peter Munk",
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volume = "57",
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pages = "634--644",
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T1 - Oceanographic regime shift during 1997 in Disko Bay, Western Greenland

A1 - Hansen,Marc Overgaard

A1 - Nielsen,Torkel Gissel

A1 - Stedmon,Colin A.

A1 - Munk,Peter

AU - Hansen,Marc Overgaard

AU - Nielsen,Torkel Gissel

AU - Stedmon,Colin A.

AU - Munk,Peter

PB - American Society of Limnology and Oceanography, Inc.

PY - 2012

Y1 - 2012

N2 - Data from a long time series of temperature, salinity, and nutrient measurements in Disko Bay (West Greenland) reveal a marked change in the water characteristics during recent years. Seasonal dynamics in the upper 150 m of the water column were highly affected by the seasonality in meteorological conditions, while the deeper water strata were more stable and were primarily influenced by large-scale circulation patterns. There was a marked increase in the average water temperatures at 200-m depth in spring 1997, with the long-term average increasing from 1.30uC to 2.25uC. Weekly data from 1996 to 1997 show that the sudden change in bottom water occurred in April 1997, due to the inflow of a larger proportion of North Atlantic water, which propagated north along the coast before entering the bay. Further support for this inflow was found when tracing the relative proportion of Atlantic water in the bay, using inorganic nutrients. These changes in the oceanography of the bay will not only lead to further glacial retreat but will also affect the local marine ecosystem by changing the relative dominance of major copepod species that overwinter in bottom waters of the bay

AB - Data from a long time series of temperature, salinity, and nutrient measurements in Disko Bay (West Greenland) reveal a marked change in the water characteristics during recent years. Seasonal dynamics in the upper 150 m of the water column were highly affected by the seasonality in meteorological conditions, while the deeper water strata were more stable and were primarily influenced by large-scale circulation patterns. There was a marked increase in the average water temperatures at 200-m depth in spring 1997, with the long-term average increasing from 1.30uC to 2.25uC. Weekly data from 1996 to 1997 show that the sudden change in bottom water occurred in April 1997, due to the inflow of a larger proportion of North Atlantic water, which propagated north along the coast before entering the bay. Further support for this inflow was found when tracing the relative proportion of Atlantic water in the bay, using inorganic nutrients. These changes in the oceanography of the bay will not only lead to further glacial retreat but will also affect the local marine ecosystem by changing the relative dominance of major copepod species that overwinter in bottom waters of the bay

U2 - 10.4319/lo.2012.57.2.0634

DO - 10.4319/lo.2012.57.2.0634

JO - Limnology and Oceanography

JF - Limnology and Oceanography

SN - 0024-3590

IS - 2

VL - 57

SP - 634

EP - 644

ER -