Articles | Volume 13, issue 6
Ocean Sci., 13, 947–959, 2017
Ocean Sci., 13, 947–959, 2017

Research article 22 Nov 2017

Research article | 22 Nov 2017

Storm-induced water dynamics and thermohaline structure at the tidewater Flade Isblink Glacier outlet to the Wandel Sea (NE Greenland)

Sergei Kirillov et al.

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Short summary
This paper reports the analysis of 3-week oceanographic data obtained in the front of Flade Isblink Glacier in northeast Greenland. The major focus of research is considering the changes of water dynamics and the altering of temperature and salinity vertical distribution occurring during the storm event. We discuss the mechanisms that are responsible for the formation of two-layer circulation cell and release of cold and relatively fresh sub-glacial waters into the ocean.