Greenland Sea


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Greenland Sea

A section of the southern Arctic Ocean off the eastern coast of Greenland.

Greenland Sea

n
(Placename) the S part of the Arctic Ocean, off the NE coast of Greenland

Green′land Sea′


n.
a part of the Arctic Ocean, NE of Greenland.
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Noun1.Greenland Sea - part of the Arctic Ocean to the north of IcelandGreenland Sea - part of the Arctic Ocean to the north of Iceland
Arctic Ocean - ice covered waters surrounding the North Pole; mostly covered with solid ice or with ice floes and icebergs
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Why, I could name ye a dozen whose bones lie in the Greenland seas above," he pointed northwards, "or where the currants may have drifted them.
Despite being the coldest time of the year, temperatures at the North Pole have seen a historic thaw after an enormous storm pumped an intense pulse of heat through the Greenland Sea, according to The Washington Post.
That night, after leaving the shelter of Isfjorden for the open Greenland Sea, a patch of rough water sends us tossing and tumbling like rags in a washing machine; one disadvantage of bona fide icebreakers is a lack of stabilizers to steady the ship's motion.
Caption: DIANE TUFT, The Arctic Melt, Greenland Sea, Arctic Ocean, 4:48 PM, 79 degrees N, 2015, Color pigment print, 45 x 60 inches
Every time in history after each one of these circulation trends, there would be a freshwater pulse from the Arctic Ocean into the Greenland Sea in the North Atlantic.
The scientists studied precipitation data collected between 1990 and 2012 at three sites in the Canadian Arctic and three in the Greenland Sea, looking for changes in the source of precipitation as sea ice has diminished.
Our study examines MABEL data acquired by two flights over sea ice in April 2012: one from north of the Arctic coast of Greenland and the other from the East Greenland Sea.
Deep water in the Greenland Sea is warming about ten times more rapidly than the global ocean, according to a new study
Killer whales were observed on several occasions during the various bowhead whale surveys in the Greenland Sea, and a group of at least three individuals visited our research vessel at 79 [degress] 54'Nand 2 [degrees] 13' E a few hours before the bowhead whale in this study was tagged.
After 96 hours submerged and 1,590 miles under the ice, Nautilus surfaced in the Greenland Sea, completing the first submerged voyage under the North Pole.
Collective data will be used to understand how little auks respond to different food availabilities in the Greenland Sea.
They migrate in search for food over large areas in the Barents Sea, the Norwegian Sea, the Greenland Sea and the Denmark Strait.