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On the Intermediate Water Masses of the Faroe–Bank Channel Overflow

Karin M. BorenäsDepartment of Earth Sciences, Göteborg University, Goteborg, Sweden

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Abstract

A review of available hydrographic data from the Faroe–Bank Channel indicates that North Icelandic/Arctic Intermediate water masses are present in the passage to a larger extent than was previously believed. The presently compiled statistics, including results on the seasonality, are discussed in relation to previous investigations. Finally, a high quality subset of the hydrographic data is used for an analysis of the alongchannel mixing of the intermediate water masses.

Corresponding author address: Dr. Karin M. Borenäs, Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute, Nya Varvet 31, 42671 Västra Frölunda, Sweden.Email: karin.borenas@smhi.se

Abstract

A review of available hydrographic data from the Faroe–Bank Channel indicates that North Icelandic/Arctic Intermediate water masses are present in the passage to a larger extent than was previously believed. The presently compiled statistics, including results on the seasonality, are discussed in relation to previous investigations. Finally, a high quality subset of the hydrographic data is used for an analysis of the alongchannel mixing of the intermediate water masses.

Corresponding author address: Dr. Karin M. Borenäs, Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute, Nya Varvet 31, 42671 Västra Frölunda, Sweden.Email: karin.borenas@smhi.se

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