FIGURE 2.10 Variation of salinity (A) and potential temperature (B) with time, at three depths in the Labrador Sea. There is extensive cooling and salinity decline beginning abruptly in 1972, lasting for the last quarter of the 20th Century. The “LSW” (Labrador Sea Water) responds to winter weather locally, while the deeper “NEADW” (Northeast Atlantic Deep Water) and “DSOW” (Denmark Strait Overflow Water) cascade over the sills east of Greenland, and feed the deeper layers of the world ocean. (Courtesy of I. Yashayaev, Bedford Institute of Oceanography.)



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