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.
|Title of host publication||Norwegian Ocean Climate Project|
|Subtitle of host publication||Technical Report No. 3|
|Publisher||University of Berlin|
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - 2002|
|Event||NOClim Science meeting 2002 - Clarion Hotel Oslo Airport, Gardermoen, Norway|
Duration: 13 May 2002 → 15 May 2002
|Name||Norwegian Ocean Climate Project. Technical Report|
|Publisher||University of Bergen|
|Conference||NOClim Science meeting 2002|
|Period||13/05/02 → 15/05/02|
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.