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The Greenland Sea is a body of water that borders Greenland to the west, the Svalbard archipelago to the east, Fram Strait and the Arctic Ocean to the north, and the Norwegian Sea and Iceland to the south. The Greenland Sea is often defined as part of the Arctic Ocean, sometimes as part of the Atlantic Ocean. However, definitions of the Arctic Ocean and its seas tend to be imprecise or arbitrary. In general usage the term "Arctic Ocean" would exclude the Greenland Sea. In oceanographic studies the Greenland Sea is considered part of the Nordic Seas, along with the Norwegian Sea. The Nordic Seas are the main connection between the Arctic and Atlantic oceans and, as such, could be of great significance in a possible shutdown of thermohaline circulation. In oceanography the Arctic Ocean and Nordic Seas are often referred to collectively as the "Arctic Mediterranean Sea", a marginal sea of the Atlantic.


The sea has Arctic climate with regular northern winds and temperatures rarely rising above 0 °C (32 °F). It previously contained the Odden ice tongue (or Odden) area, which extended eastward from the main East Greenland ice edge in the vicinity of 72–74°N during the winter and acted as a key winter ice formation area in the Arctic. The West Ice forms in winter in the Greenland Sea, north of Iceland, between Greenland and Jan Mayen island. It is a major breeding ground of harp seal and hooded seal that has been used for seal hunting for more than 200 years.

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Thousands of miles away in the Greenland Sea, Danielle Flinders prepares to dive in a submersible to the ocean floor. In their confines they are drawn back to the Christmas of the previous year, where a chance encounter on a beach in France led to an intense and enduring romance. Beasts of Burden ...
For the study, researchers from the University of Washington (UW), Norwegian Polar Institute and the University of Oslo analyzed recordings of a critically endangered population of bowhead whales that were taken in the Fram Straight, which connects the Greenland Sea to the Arctic Ocean. Bowhead ...

During mating season, the papers said, "bowhead whale songs were detected 24 (hours) per day, throughout most of the winter, every year." The analysis comes from years of study in the Fram Strait, a deepwater passage on the east coast of Iceland that connects the Arctic Ocean to the Greenland Sea.
For the study, published in the British Royal Society's Biology Letters, Stafford and her team recorded bowhead songs year-round in the Greenland Sea's Fram Strait, which connects the North Atlantic and Arctic Oceans. Based on the recovery of stone harpoon tips in blubber and analysis of eye tissue, ...
The house is a 30-minute drive from Reykjavik and sits near the shores of the Greenland Sea. As a family-owned property available for rent, it affords full privacy to its guests while offering panoramic views of the amazing natural surroundings. The cabin also features a small, fully equipped kitchen (with two ...
If you've ever wanted to camp out under the sky and watch the Northern Lights but figured it was too cold, head to Iceland. About 30 minutes outside Reykjavik is the Panorama Glass Lodge, and it looks like the cabin of your dreams. This fully-equipped cabin is completely open to the sky and looks right out ...

Spitsbergen, the largest island in Norway, is the only permanently populated island of Svalbard. It borders the Arctic Ocean, Barents Sea, and the Greenland Sea and has a typical Arctic climate, with long polar night and midnight sun seasons. Spitsbergen has six national parks with an abundance of wildlife ...
The new Arctic Discovery expedition (August 31-September 20) will sail from Longyearbyen to Bergen, pushing through pack ice through the Greenland Sea towards East Greenland national park, and the world's largest fjord system, Scoresbysund. The sailing will also include an attempted landing at Jan ...
The Arctic Ocean also includes these bodies of water (in alphabetical order): Baffin Bay; Barents Sea; Chukchi Sea; East Siberian Sea; Greenland Sea (connects the Arctic to the Atlantic Ocean); Hudson Bay; Kara Sea; Labrador Sea (connects the Arctic to the Atlantic Ocean); Laptev Sea; The Bering Strait ...
A research buoy used for monitoring ocean climate conditions in the sea close to a Greenland glacier has been found washed up on a Highlands beach. The buoy, moored 1,000m (3,281ft) down, last transmitted in 2015 and was thought to be lost after unsuccessful efforts to retrieve it. On 9 February, the ...
A research buoy used for monitoring ocean climate conditions in the sea close to a Greenland glacier has been found washed up on a Highlands beach. The buoy, moored 1,000m (3,281ft) down, last transmitted in 2015 and was thought to be lost after unsuccessful efforts to retrieve it. On 9 February, the ...
Around Greenland, sea levels will fall as ice is lost from its interior, reducing the gravitational pull of the ice sheets. This could be as inconvenient for coastal communities as rising seas. There might be mutual benefits to collaboration between Greenlanders and those who are most at risk of rising sea levels, ...
In 2014, Tripati sent Dennis Darby, an Arctic paleoclimate specialist at Old Dominion University who became her co-author on the new paper, promising samples taken from a site in the Greenland Sea where icebergs that broke off — a process known as “calving” — from glaciers on the island would have ...
Warm air and wind-blown waters entering the once nearly impenetrable Greenland Sea created the perfect conditions for displacing frigid North Pole air, causing it to descend on northern Europe. Overall, despite a few cold regions, the planet overall was getting dangerously warmer, especially deep in its ...
For one, he said, recent storms have tracked more toward the North Pole through the Greenland Sea, drawing heat directly north from lower latitudes, rather than through a more circuitous route over the Barents Sea. He also said ocean temperatures in the Greenland Sea are warmer than normal.
... February ever recorded in Louisville, Pittsburgh and Indiana as 70 rivers reach flood capacity. Meanwhile, such shivering conditions would be welcomed across the Arctic, where recent temperatures have been recording 30C above normal, as a storm propelled significant heat through the Greenland Sea ...
Around the same time, there were also record-low levels of ice in the Greenland Sea, where "essentially it's open water," said Phillips. Arctic report card: Permafrost thawing, sea ice melting faster than before · Arctic will likely never return to former frigid days, says climate change report. According to Meier ...

During mating season, the papers said, “bowhead whale songs were detected 24 (hours) per day, throughout most of the winter, every year.” The analysis comes from years of study in the Fram Strait, a deepwater passage on the east coast of Iceland that connects the Arctic Ocean to the Greenland Sea.
He and a small crew of seal hunters sailed more than a 1,000km to ice fields in the Greenland Sea known as the West Ice. When they'd return two months later, the crew would have hunted and slaughtered about 3,000 doe-eyed harp seals. Brandal (30) is one of the last Norwegians skilled in the ways of ...
At the height of the Cold War in the 1950s, the Greenland ice sheet hosted a number of clandestine U.S. Army bases whose job it was to get an estimated 600 medium-range ballistic missiles with nuclear warheads ready for deployment. The largest of these sites was Camp Century, which had the public ...
WASHINGTON – Melting ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica are speeding up the already fast pace of sea level rise, new satellite research shows. At the current rate, the world's oceans on average will be at least 2 feet (61 cm) higher by the end of the century compared to today, according to ...
Does anyone else think James McAvoy is the love-child of Jude Law and Gerard Butler? Just me? Anyways, here's the trailer for his new flick “Submergence”, which he stars alongside Alicia Vikander. Directed by Wim Wenders, the film is based on the novel of same name by J. M. Ledgard. In a room with ...
One of the most dramatic examples we're aware of right now is the ocean north of Siberia, wherein the ocean structures that were typically found at the northernmost tip of the Greenland Sea are starting to migrate along the continental margin of the Arctic Ocean, into the Nansen Basin. The signals of that ...
Despite their anticipated vulnerability to ocean acidification, the study found that sea butterflies in the Greenland Sea show certain adaptations to their environment. Not only do they protect the outsides of their shells from corrosive waters with an impermeable membrane, much like cling-film, but they can ...
More warm water from the Greenland sea is moving north into the Arctic, which he said would change ice cover and access for people. Carmack worked for Environment Canada during the 1970s and 80s studying Canadian lakes and rivers, switching to the Department of Fisheries and Oceans in the ...
The sturdy wooden sail-equipped vessel was stranded in ice over two winters, enduring hardship and tragedy and the death of an RCMP member. Recruiting seamen for a return trip along the coast of Newfoundland into the Greenland Sea, then westward through the high Arctic, was to be equally difficult.
This is one of thousands of giant sinkholes, or moulins, in Greenland where water is draining through the ice sheet into the ocean. Meltwater from Greenland is the largest current contributor to global sea level rise — double that of Antarctica — making the island ground zero for scientists studying climate change.
... then the adjacent ring of Arctic waters including the surrounding seas, — the Bering Sea, the Canadian Arctic Archipelago, the Greenland Sea, the Norwegian Sea, the Barents Sea, the Kara Sea, the Laptev Sea, the East Siberian Sea, and the Chukchi Sea – marine areas within the geographical purview ...
Melting ice is causing coastal waters in Greenland to become less saline, which may in turn affect marine life as well as the global ocean currents that keep Europe warm, a study warns. For the first time, scientists from Aarhus University in Denmark have unveiled the long-term impact of the melting of the ...
Date: October 13, 2017; Source: Aarhus University; Summary: For the first time, ocean data from Northeast Greenland reveals the long-term impact of the melting of the Greenland ice sheet. The observed increase in freshwater content will affect the conditions in all Greenland fjords and may ultimately affect the global ocean ...
All of this new data, Rignot said, will now be fed into sophisticated models that, he thinks, will probably lead to higher estimates of Greenland's sea level rise potential in this century and beyond. “I think when they're going to use these new bed models, the projections are going to change,” he said.
... predominate over the Greenland ice sheet, and with higher pressure comes fewer clouds. However, this strength and importance of this connection remains a matter of some debate, he says. Regardless, “this study helps explains why Greenland sea ice is melting faster than expected,” Overland says.
Calved icebergs from the nearby Twin Glaciers are seen floating on the water on July 30, 2013 in Qaqortoq, Greenland. Image: joe raedle/Getty Images. 2016%2f09%2f15%2f9c%2fhttpsd2mhye01h4nj2n.cloudfront.netmediazgkymde1lzaz.949e4 By Andrew Freedman Jun 26, 2017. Global sea level rise is accelerating as ...
Calved icebergs from the nearby Twin Glaciers are seen floating on the water on July 30, 2013 in Qaqortoq, Greenland. Image: joe raedle/Getty Images. 2016%2f09%2f15%2f9c%2fhttpsd2mhye01h4nj2n.cloudfront.netmediazgkymde1lzaz.949e4 By Andrew Freedman 2017-06-26 21:57:05 UTC.
PUNE: Not just the El Nino, Indian monsoon seems to be getting adversely affected by a decline in Greenland Sea ice area. ... in the city's Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM) and South Korea have linked the monsoon performance in India and Korea to the Greenland Sea ice cover in the Arctic.
Of the plastic trash that makes it to the Arctic, 95% of the plastic “dead ends” in either the Greenland Sea or the Barents Sea, north of Scandinavia. Although the world's other ocean “garbage patches” are significantly larger than the plastic accumulation in the Arctic, the average concentrations of plastic ...
This thaw occurred as a pulse of extremely mild air shot through the Greenland Sea. Warm air is spilling into the Arctic from all sides. On the opposite end of North America, abnormally mild air also poured over northern Alaska on Tuesday, where the temperature in Utqiaġvik, previously known as Barrow, ...
At the same time, thousands of miles away in the Greenland Sea, Danielle Flinders (Vikander) prepares to dive in a sub to the ocean floor. In their confines they are drawn back to the Christmas of the previous year, where a chance encounter on a beach in France led to an intense and enduring romance.
Jumping between narrative and documentary films as of late, Wim Wenders' latest finds him on the former side. The love story Submergence follows Danielle Flinders (Alicia Vikander) as a bio-mathematician prepping for a dive into the bleakest depths of the Greenland Sea when she crosses paths with ...
This is one of thousands of giant sinkholes, or moulins, in Greenland where water is draining through the ice sheet into the ocean. Meltwater from Greenland is the largest current contributor to global sea level rise — double that of Antarctica — making the island ground zero for scientists studying climate change.
The loss of ice production in the Arctic, particularly the Greenland Sea, reduces the strength of the thermohaline circulation, the slow circulation ...
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. So, we change direction and hug the coastline of ...
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 ...
Thousands of miles away in the Greenland Sea, Danielle Flinders (Vikander) prepares to dive in a submersible to the ocean floor. In their ...
□Melting ice making Greenland sea less saline, affecting marine life · □Greenland ice sheet melting faster · □Scientists to explore meltwater ...
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 stabilisers to steady the ship's motion. So, we change direction and hug the coastline of ...
... of Arctic waters including the surrounding seas, — the Bering Sea, the Canadian Arctic Archipelago, the Greenland Sea, the Norwegian Sea, ...
... helicopter with eight Russian citizens on board disappeared from radar screens while flying over the Greenland Sea off a Russian settlement ...
... (about 100-120m tall) is captured in Scoresby Sund - a large fjord system on the eastern coast of Greenland, leading off the Greenland Sea.
YEREVAN, OCTOBER 26, ARMENPRESS. A Russian helicopter Mi-8 carrying eight has gone down at sea off the island of Spitsbergen several ...


 

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