Ice classes - Barents Sea
Entry ID: ARNd0073_103

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Summary
Abstract: The polar regions hold large masses of water in the form of
ice, and this ice has a modifying effect on temperature variations.

An increase in the mean temperature of the Arctic, as has been
predicted, may result in an intensified melting of the sea ice. While
a compact ice cover absorbs 15-50% of the incoming solar radiation, an
ice free ocean absorbs about 90%. The absorbed radiation causes
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Description: Barents Region and the surrounding seas.
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 89.24   S: -89.24   E: 180.0   W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Title: Ice classes - Barents Sea
Online Resource: http://www.grida.no/
Access Constraints Public
Originating Center
Data Center
Global Resource Information Database - Arendal, United Nations Environment Programme Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://www.grida.no/
Dataset ID: ARN73

Data Center Personnel
Name: LAWRENCE HISLOP
Phone: +47 370 35650
Fax: +47 370 35050
Email: lawrence at grida.no
Contact Address:
Longum Park Technology Centre
Service box 706
City: Arendal
Country: Norway
Personnel
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: +47 370 35650
Fax: +47 370 35050
Email: lawrence at grida.no
Contact Address:
Longum Park Technology Centre
Service box 706
City: Arendal
Country: Norway
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 1996-04-15
Last DIF Revision Date: 2006-06-01
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