Greenland Sea


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Greenland Sea

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

n
(Placename) the S part of the Arctic Ocean, off the NE coast of Greenland
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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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References in classic literature ?
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.
In the evening we crossed the Greenland Sea to enter the North-East Greenland National Park.
Although hooded seals are known to be associated with pack ice, in the Greenland Sea they have been found to undertake pelagic excursions for many consecutive weeks, far from ice-filled waters, and they do not haul out (Folkow and Blix, 1999).
Thousands of miles away in the Greenland Sea, Danielle Flinders prepares to dive in a submersible to the ocean floor.
The most recent spike in temperature was caused by this cycle of heating combined with storms in the Greenland Sea. In addition, the "Beast from the East" storm over Europe has caused an increased flow of warm air above the Arctic.
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." Krishfield said.
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. We investigated the unique phenomenology of photon distributions in returns from the sea ice cover--a mixture of ice and open water--and assessed the precision of surface profiling.
Deep water in the Greenland Sea is warming about ten times more rapidly than the global ocean, according to a new study