Articles | Volume 11, issue 2
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 11, 895–920, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-11-895-2019
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 11, 895–920, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-11-895-2019

Review article 21 Jun 2019

Review article | 21 Jun 2019

Near-ice hydrographic data from Seaglider missions in the western Greenland Sea in summer 2014 and 2015

Katrin Latarius et al.

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During summer 2014 and summer 2015 two autonomous underwater vehicles were operated over several months in the western Nordic Seas close to the ice edge. They took measurements of temperature, salinity and water depth (pressure) on the way. The aim of the Seaglider missions was to observe if near-surface freshwater, which flows out of the Arctic Ocean in the direction to the North Atlantic, increased with shrinking ice coverage. The measurements were executed to finally provide validated data.