An overview of the ecosystems of the Barents and Norwegian Seas and their response to climate variability

@article{Loeng2007AnOO,
  title={An overview of the ecosystems of the Barents and Norwegian Seas and their response to climate variability},
  author={H. Loeng and K. Drinkwater},
  journal={Deep-sea Research Part Ii-topical Studies in Oceanography},
  year={2007},
  volume={54},
  pages={2478-2500}
}
  • H. Loeng, K. Drinkwater
  • Published 2007
  • Geology
  • Deep-sea Research Part Ii-topical Studies in Oceanography
  • The principal features of the marine ecosystems in the Barents and Norwegian Seas and some of their responses to climate variations are described. The physical oceanography is dominated by the influx of warm, high-salinity Atlantic Waters from the south and cold, low-salinity waters from the Arctic. Seasonal ice forms in the Barents Sea with maximum coverage typically in March–April. The total mean annual primary production rates are similar in the Barents and Norwegian Seas (80–90 g C m � 2… CONTINUE READING
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