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The Barents Sea area with main oceanographic features (after Loeng 1991).

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posted on 17.04.2012, 00:35 authored by Edda Johannesen, Åge S. Høines, Andrey V. Dolgov, Maria Fossheim

Green arrows: coastal water, red arrows: Atlantic inflow and Blue arrows: Arctic water. The position of the polar front (grey) where Arctic and Atlantic water masses meet, is determined by the bottom topography and is well defined in the western Barents Sea.