A Deep Convective Chimney in the Winter Greenland Sea (Wadhams, Hansen and Wilkinson )

Peter Wadhams, Edmond Hanson, Jeremy Wilkinson

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During two cruises to the Greenland Sea in winter 2001 a narrow convective chimney extending from the surface to a depth exceeding 2400 meters was is covered and mapped in detail. The feature was observed to be stable over a period of a month and its centre moved only 700 m in that time; its diameter was only 10 km. At a time when deep convection is thought to have ceased in the Greenland Sea the existence of this feature is a challenge to our understanding of the causes and impacts of open ocean winter convection.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNorwegian Ocean Climate Project
Subtitle of host publicationTechnical Report No. 3
PublisherUniversity of Berlin
Number of pages6
EditionNo. 3
Publication statusPublished - 2002
EventNOClim Science meeting 2002 - Clarion Hotel Oslo Airport, Gardermoen, Norway
Duration: 13 May 200215 May 2002

Publication series

NameNorwegian Ocean Climate Project. Technical Report
PublisherUniversity of Bergen


ConferenceNOClim Science meeting 2002
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Wadhams, P., Hanson, E., & Wilkinson, J. (2002). A Deep Convective Chimney in the Winter Greenland Sea (Wadhams, Hansen and Wilkinson ). In Norwegian Ocean Climate Project : Technical Report No. 3 (No. 3 ed., pp. 35-40). (Norwegian Ocean Climate Project. Technical Report). University of Berlin.