Nordic Seas Heat and Salt Redistribution

Collaborator Mike Spall has published a paper in Progress in Oceanography with Mattia Almansi and Tom. The paper shows that the dominant exchange between within the Nordic Seas is an export of warm, salty water from the Norwegian Sea into the Greenland and Iceland Seas, with both the mean cyclonic boundary current system and eddy fluxes playing important roles. Approximately 2/3 of the heat loss to the atmosphere over the Nordic Seas is found over the mean cyclonic flow and 1/3 takes place within the closed recirculations in the interior of each of the basin gyres, with the Norwegian Sea having the largest heat loss.

See the article here.