Antarctic Record (Mar 1994)

Temperature profiles of the Greenland Sea in the summer of 1992: Report of the oceanographic observation on the R/V LANCE cruise

  • Shuki Ushio,
  • Meiji Honda,
  • Hajime Ito

Journal volume & issue
Vol. 38, no. 1
pp. 63 – 67


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Oceanographic observations in the Greenland Sea were conducted as a part of an international cooperative program. Seventeen scientists from five countries (Norway, Germany, England, U.S.A. and Japan) participated in the R/V LANCE cruise from August 17 to 30,1992. Mooring work, CTD measurements, water sampling and others were carried out both in the ice-covered and open sea. Temperature profiles from XBT casts were obtained at 53 points. The thermal structure of the eastern Greenland Sea seems to be strongly influenced by ice melting near the ice edge and land-water influx from Spitsbergen.