Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research
Royal Netherlands
Institute for Sea Research
Phone number
+31 (0)222 369 494
Location
Texel
Department
Ocean Systems (OCS)
Function
PhD student
University
Universiteit Utrecht
Promotor
Gert-Jan Reichart

Nora Fried

PhD student

My PhD-project focusses on the Irminger Current, which is responsible for the northward transport of heat and freshwater into the Irminger Basin. I will analyze the Irminger Current’s variability on subseasonal to interannual time scales.

The goal of the project is to identify causes for the Irminger Currents variability and to understand its contribution to the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation. I will mainly focus on mooring data from five deep-reaching moorings which are part of OSNAP (Overturning in the Subpolar North Atlantic Project) combined with hydrographic section and altimetry data.

Cruises and Expeditions:

  • RV Pelagia cruise, PE473 - OSNAP East, July-August 2020, Irminger Sea
  • RV Maria S. Merian, MSM74 - OSNAP West, May-June 2018, Labrador Sea
  • Station Nord/ Villum Research Station, PAMARCMIP, March-April 2018, northern Greenland
  • RV Maria S. Merian, MSM54 - OSNAP West, May-June 2016, Labrador Sea
  • RV Meteor, M119, September-October 2015, Tropical Atlantic

RV Pelagia, July/August 2020

Linked blogs

Wednesday 22 July 2020
NIOZ@Sea I OSNAP 2020
Follow the team of NIOZ scientist Femke de Jong as they head from Texel towards Cape Farewell (Greenland) on the RV Pelagia. Along the way they service moorings and deploy drifters to get a better understanding of possible pathways for freshwater…