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Labrador Current Tyler Adams. Geographically Fed from the north by the Baffin Current Follows the Labrador coast to the Grand Banks Splits at Hamilton.

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1 Labrador Current Tyler Adams

2 Geographically Fed from the north by the Baffin Current Follows the Labrador coast to the Grand Banks Splits at Hamilton Bank Intercepted by Gulf Stream Feeds Gulf of Maine and Bay of Fundy

3 Physical Attributes Average currents are m/s Cold water current Very low salinity Largely barotropic Transport nearly twice as much as calculations would indicate

4 Seasonal Variability Mar - Apr - MaySept - Oct - Nov

5 Biodiversity Cold Arctic waters are nutrient rich Abundance of life near the end of the Labrador current Depends on both it and the Gulf Stream Once was home to the a strong cod industry

6 Deep Labrador Current Secondary current below 2,500 meters Strongest flow between March and May Significant warming


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