NAFO Sci. Coun. Studies, 19:7-14
Institut für Seefischerei,Bundesforschungsanstalt für Fischerei
Palmaille 9, D-22767 Hamburg, Federal Republic of Germany
Based on conductivity, temperature, depth (CTD) measurements with rosette mounted bottle performed along standard oceanographic sections off Greenland, the consistency of thermal events was analyzed. High consistency of events was found for the sections off Southeast Greenland and West Greenland, low consistency was revealed for the northernmost section off East Greenland and the West Greenland sections. Consistency of events was most expressed on the West Greenland side of the system, since the modification of the water masses was no longer under the regime of two concurrent components: Polar Water and Irminger Water. There was high correlation between the Cold Intermediate Layer extent of the Bonavista Section and the thermohaline changes off West Greenland (Fylla Bank). This signified an intense east/west coupling within the Labrador Sea system.