Links: Please click on the links below to learn more about the Labrador current. Example Plots are below the Links.
Example Plots: Clicking on a thumbnail image loads a larger image, clicking on the figure number downloads a PostScript image.
Figure 1.   The Labrador current as represented by the Mariano Global Surface Velocity Analysis (MGSVA). The Labrador Current is the "southward" flowing component of the N. Atlantic subpolar gyre. It transports cold waters into the warmer Gulf Stream ring and meander region. Click here for example plots of seasonal averages.
Figure 2.   Global Ocean Surface Velocities from Drifters    (top panel w/ SST, bottom panel w/ Speed)    Figure Caption is Under Construction. Click here for example plots of seasonal averages.
Figure 3.   The Labrador Current is found offshore of the northeast coast of Canada at the boundary between the coldest polar water and cool water. The Labrador Current transports cold water southward from the Labrador Sea towards the Gulf Stream and into the Slope Water. This cold water transport is most visible in late spring and in the fall. ( Click the thumbnail to play the animation. )
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Figure 7.   Trajectories of buoys, ID 23508 (red) and 23534 (blue), exhibit the well-know counter-clockwise subpolar gyre circulation of the East Greenland Current, the West Greenland Current, and the Labrador Current. Buoy 23508 was in the Labrador Current twice; during the summer and fall of 1996 and in the fall and winter of 1998-99. It completed nearly one and three-quarters of a loop around the North Atlantic subpolar gyre (Also see the text of Irminger Current Figure 7.). Buoy 23534 was initially in the local recirculation in the north-east corner of the subpolar gyre before being advected by the East Greenland, West Greenland, and Labrador Currents.
Figure 8.   AVRRR image of the sea-surface temperature (SST).
Figure 9.   Geography of the region.
Figure 10.   Topography/Bathymetry of the region.