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dc.contributor.authorSchulze, Lena M.  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorPickart, Robert S.  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorMoore, G. W. K.  Concept link
dc.date.accessioned2016-12-06T20:18:32Z
dc.date.available2017-03-22T08:55:14Z
dc.date.issued2016-09-22
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Geophysical Research: Oceans 121 (2016): 6978–6992en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1912/8574
dc.descriptionAuthor Posting. © American Geophysical Union, 2016. This article is posted here by permission of American Geophysical Union for personal use, not for redistribution. The definitive version was published in Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans 121 (2016): 6978–6992, doi:10.1002/2015JC011607.en_US
dc.description.abstractHydrographic data from the Labrador Sea collected in February–March 1997, together with atmospheric reanalysis fields, are used to explore relationships between the air-sea fluxes and the observed mixed-layer depths. The strongest winds and highest heat fluxes occurred in February, due to the nature and tracks of the storms. While greater numbers of storms occurred earlier and later in the winter, the storms in February followed a more organized track extending from the Gulf Stream region to the Irminger Sea where they slowed and deepened. The canonical low-pressure system that drives convection is located east of the southern tip of Greenland, with strong westerly winds advecting cold air off the ice edge over the warm ocean. The deepest mixed layers were observed in the western interior basin, although the variability in mixed-layer depth was greater in the eastern interior basin. The overall trend in mixed-layer depth through the winter in both regions of the basin was consistent with that predicted by a 1-D mixed-layer model. We argue that the deeper mixed layers in the west were due to the enhanced heat fluxes on that side of the basin as opposed to oceanic preconditioning.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipNational Science Foundation (RP); Natural Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada Grant Number: OCE-1259618en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherJohn Wiley & Sonsen_US
dc.relation.urihttps://doi.org/10.1002/2015JC011607
dc.subjectLabrador Seaen_US
dc.subjectConvectionen_US
dc.subjectImpact of stormsen_US
dc.subjectStorm tracksen_US
dc.subjectMixed layersen_US
dc.titleAtmospheric forcing during active convection in the Labrador Sea and its impact on mixed-layer depthen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.description.embargo2017-03-22en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1002/2015JC011607


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