NAFO Sci. Coun. Studies, 14:29-37
Institut fur Seefischerei, Palmaille 9,
D-2000 Hamburg 50, Federal Republic of Germany
Based on conductivity, temperature, depth recorder with rosette mounted reversing bottle (CTD/Rosette) data sampled along NAFO Standard Cape Farewell, Cape Desolation and Frederikshaab, the thermohaline field off the West Greenland continental slope is described. Analysis of temperature revealed warming which was not consistent throughout the area investigated. The warming of the near-surface layers lasted from 1984 to 1988 along all Sections, whereas for the deep layers (1 100 to 1 500 m) only the Cape Farewell Section indicated warming which amounted to about 0.1° C per year.