In the Gulf of Maine, sea surface temperatures are rising at nearly twice this global rate because of a weakening Labrador current
from the north and strengthening warm Gulf Stream from the south.
Lawrence is caused by shifts in two of the ocean's most powerful currents: the Gulf Stream and the Labrador Current
. A detailed model shows that large-scale climate change is causing oxygen to drop in the deeper parts of this biologically rich waterway.
(2006) found a strengthening of the deep Labrador Current
(LC) at 53[degrees]N over the period of a well-documented decrease in convection.
Greenland glaciers shed bergs that drift south along the Labrador Current
and into the shipping lanes on the North Atlantic.
ANSWERS: 1 The Labrador current
; 2 The king cobra; 3 Wine; 4 Prime minister; 5 Sir Walter Scott; 6 Six; 7 The Student Prince; 8 Australia; 9 Austria; 10 F.
At times when the weather is warmer than usual in the Caribbean, the Gulf Stream intersects with the glacier-carrying Labrador Current
in the North Atlantic in such a way that icebergs are aligned to form a barrier of ice.
The west Greenland current carries them northward and then westward until they encounter the south-flowing Labrador current
. West Greenland icebergs generally spend their first winter in Baffin Bay.
Tim said the contemporary records reveal the ship sank at the exact location and time that freezing waters from the Arctic flowing along the Labrador Current
met hotter air from the Gulf Stream.
The local climate is heavily influenced by the south-flowing Labrador Current
, which transports Arctic water and ice along the coast and continental shelves (Petrie and Anderson, 1983).
Newfoundland, an island on Canada's Eastern coast, is embraced by the freezing Labrador Current
and is much colder.
Named after its harbour, St John's lies within spitting distance of the Grand Banks, a raised platform in the sea bed where nutrient-rich, freezing waters from the Labrador Current
mix with the warmer Gulf Stream.
Oceanographer Dr Simon Boxall will measure the ocean tract across the Labrador Current
and compare it with last year.