New, A. L., Smeed, D. A., Czaja, A., Blaker, A. T., Mecking, J. V, Mathews, J. P., & Sanchez-Franks, A. (2021). Labrador Slope Water connects the subarctic with the Gulf Stream. Environmental Research Letters, 16(8), 84019. https://doi.org/10.1088/1748-9326/ac1293
Labrador Slope Water (LSLW) is a relatively fresh and cool water mass north of the Gulf Stream in the North Atlantic. Due to changes in wind stress in the subpolar region these waters are brought into close proximity with the Gulf Stream. Therefore, the Labrador Slope Water offers a new mechanism for decadal variability in the Atlantic climate system, through connecting the subarctic with the Gulf Stream and the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC).