A Climatic Freshening of the Deep Atlantic North of 50{degrees}N over the Past 20 Years. Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • Observations made in summer 1981 show a significant and widespread decrease in salinity, averaging 0.02 per mil, in deep waters of the subpolar North Atlantic over the past two decades. This implies a relatively rapid response of deep water formation to climatic perturbation.

publication date

  • December 16, 1983