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  Arctic Change: Marine Ecosystem - Barents Sea
The Barents Sea is the continental shelf north of the Scandanavian peninsula.
Cod stocks in the Barents Sea are influenced both by fishing and by climate.
Climatic Atlas of the Barents Sea 1998: Temperature, salinity, oxygen.
www.arctic.noaa.gov /detect/marine-barents.shtml   (264 words)

 Barentsinfo : Ulapland.fi/Kotisivut/Barents portal/Content by Category/Environment & Nature/Barents Sea
The extremely high primary production of the Barents sea supports a rich biological diversity including some of the world’: most numerous colonies of seabirds such as puffin and guillemot, rich seafloor communities with kelp-forests numerous deep water coral reefs and a unique variety of marine mammals such as walrus, bowhead whales and polar bears.
According to the Barents Sea GIWA Regional assessment report the most pressing issues for the Barents Sea ecosystem were identified as the overexploitation of fish, oil spills, radionuclide contamination, and the modification of ecosystems by invasive species.
However, due to the expansion of the oil and gas industry in the region, as well as increased shipments of oil and gas through the Barents Sea, the risk of accidental oil spills is likely to increase in the near future.
www.barentsinfo.org /?deptid=13858   (507 words)

 Barents Sea Atlas 1998
For sea surface temperature in the Barents Sea the correlation radii vary from 180 km in winter to 270 km in summer.
It is noteworthy that in homogeneous water masses of the Barents Sea, the correlation radii for the hydrological parameters approach values typical for the ocean (Ivanov, 1981).
To illustrate the potentialities of using the CD-ROM oceanographic database to analyze the interannual variability of the Barents Sea, we consider thermohaline characteristics in the vicinity of Station 5 transect VI (71° 30' N, 33° 30' E) during 1898-1993.
www.nodc.noaa.gov /OC5/barsea/bardoc.html   (5889 words)

 Barents Sea - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It is a rather deep shelf sea (average depth 230 m), bordered by the shelf edge towards the Norwegian Sea in the west, the island of Svalbard (Norway) in the northwest, and the islands of Franz Josef Land and Novaya Zemlya (Russia) in the northeast and east.
Until the Winter War, Finland's territory also reached to the Barents Sea, with the harbor at Petsamo was Finland's only ice-free winter harbor.
There are three main types of water masses in the Barents Sea: Warm, salty Atlantic water (temperature >3°C, salinity>35) from the North Atlantic drift, cold Arctic water (temperature <0°C, salinity<35) from the north, and warm, but not very salty coastal water (temperature >3°C, salinity<34,7).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Barents_Sea   (472 words)

 RUSNET :: Encyclopedia :: B :: Barents Sea
Barents Sea, arm of the Arctic Ocean, north of Norway and European Russia, partially enclosed by Franz Josef Land on the north, Novaya Zemlya on the east, and Svalbard on the west.
The Barents Sea waters are warmed by the remnants of the North Atlantic Drift, so that its ports, including Murmansk and Vardo, are ice-free all year.
The Barents Council was founded in 1993 by Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Russia, and Sweden to foster co-operation between countries in the region.
www.rusnet.nl /encyclo/b/barents_sea.shtml   (247 words)

 William Barents - Arctic Explorers - All Things Arctic
The Barents Sea (formerly called the Murmean Sea) is an extension of the Arctic Ocean lying north of Norway and Russia.
In northern sections of the Barents sea, the average winter air temperature is -13° F, but the Russian port of Murmansk remains ice-free in winter, partly because of the North Cape Current.
The Dutch navigator William Barents, for whom the Barents Sea is named, is one of the more renowned of the early European explorers of the Arctic.
www.allthingsarctic.com /exploration/barents.aspx   (438 words)

 ::The Battle of Barents Sea::
The Battle of Barents Sea took place on December 31st, 1942.
Barents Sea, as a battle, is not frequently referred, to but it did lead to Adolf Hitler ordering the scrapping of his entire battle fleet.
Captain Robert Sherbrooke, VC By the Spring of 1942, Hitler had convinced himself that the Allies were planning an attack on Nazi-occupied Europe and that this attack would come through Norway.
www.historylearningsite.co.uk /battle_of_barents_sea.htm   (1796 words)

 AW2002 Abstract: Lubinski
Furthermore, the NE Barents Sea is strongly connected to the Arctic Ocean and the Russian mainland coast through ocean currents, including those that carry driftwood from rivers ranging from the Dvina (White Sea) to the Lena (Laptev Sea).
Foraminiferal stable isotopes show that Atlantic water transiting the Barents Sea probably entered the Franz Victoria Trough from the south during the early Holocene, a path that is blocked today by a shallow sill.
Lowered sea levels on the unglaciated shallow Kara Sea and Laptev Sea shelves during the early Holocene led to more northerly river mouths in the Kara Sea and may have disrupted the Laptev Sea polynya, an important sea-ice factory and formation of dense water on the shelf.
www.colorado.edu /Research/INSTAAR/ArcticWS/get_abstr.html?id=97   (1429 words)

 LME 20 Barents Sea LME
The Barents Sea LME is an important feeding area for cod, capelin, haddock, herring, sea perch, catfish, plaice, halibut, Atlantic salmon and redfish, and it supports a large fishery.
The Barents Sea LME is bordered by Norway and Russia.
In The proceedings of the Soviet-Norwegian symposium on the Barents Sea capelin, Bergen, 14-17 August 1984.
na.nefsc.noaa.gov /lme/text/lme20.htm   (1662 words)

 Barents Sea
The launch was made from a firing range in the Barents Sea off the coast of the Kolskiy Peninsula, at 35.3 deg E 69.3 deg N. The payloads were the Tubsat-N and Tubsat-N1 `nanosatellites'.
The Russian Navy launched a three-stage R-29R Volna from the submarine Borisoglebsk in the Barents Sea on a suborbital flight.
The spacecraft was launched on a suborbital trajectory from the Barents Sea and landed in Kamchatka.
www.astronautix.com /sites/bartssea.htm   (1186 words)

 Barentswatch Atlas - Maps and Graphics at UNEP/GRID-Arendal
The Barents region is in the Arctic and covers the area of Western Russia and the northern areas of Finland, Sweden and Norway.
The Barents region is in the Arctic and [..]
Rural and urban population in the Barents region
maps.grida.no /go/collection/CollectionID/BB85A672-E105-CE3A-1226-BF304F3B6513   (874 words)

 MSN Encarta - Search Results - Barents Sea   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Barents Sea (Russian, Barentsovo More), arm of the Arctic Ocean, named after its discoverer, the Dutch navigator Willem Barents.
Kara Sea, southern arm of the Arctic Ocean, along the northern coast of Russia, situated between the islands of Novaya Zemlya, Severnaya Zemlya, and...
Barents made three voyages from the Netherlands in search of a North East Passage to Asia.
uk.encarta.msn.com /Barents_Sea.html   (108 words)

 AllRefer.com - Barents Sea (Arctic Physical Geography) - Encyclopedia
Barents Sea, arm of the Arctic Ocean, N of Norway and European Russia, partially enclosed by Franz Josef Land on the north, Novaya Zemlya on the east, and Svalbard on the west.
The sea was named for Willem Barentz, the Dutch navigator.
The Barents Council was founded in 1993 by Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Russia, and Sweden to foster cooperation between countries in the region.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/B/BarentsS.html   (227 words)

 Article 35 - Dolgov et al.: content
The occurrence of skates (Rajidae) in the by-catch of trawl and long-line fisheries in the Barents Sea are described.
The Barents Sea, like other Arctic waters, is characterized by a relatively poor biodiversity and by a large biomass of the dominant species, including commercial species such as cod (Gadus morhua L.) and haddock (Melanogrammus aeglefinus L.).
For the entire Barents Sea, the average by-catch of skates in the trawl fishery was 10 kg per hour haul (equivalent to about 150–160 kg per day of fishing).
journal.nafo.int /35/dolgov2/dolgov2-main.html   (2936 words)

 Barents Sea
Defining seas with significant precision is a difficult task, except for in the case of virtually enclosed seas like the Red Sea, for example.
Sondre Grinna, writing for Bellona, states that the Barents Sea is capable of maintaining large fish populations with cod, capelin and herring as key species amongst the approximately 150 species that live in the area.
The Barents Sea is an oceanic region, part of the Arctic Ocean, unique in its biodiversity and resources.
www.american.edu /TED/ice/barents.htm   (3364 words)

 Article 34 - Dolgov: content
This applies to studies both in the Barents Sea (Zenkevich and Brotskaya, 1931; Antipova and Nikiforova, 1983; Berestovsky, 1989) and in the rest of the North Atlantic (Templeman, 1982; Pedersen, 1995; Bjelland et al., 2000; Skjæraasen and Bergstad, 2000).
Most predation by skates in the Barents Sea is by the thorny skate, which makes up 95.8% of the abundance and 91.8% of the biomass of the Barents Sea skates (Dolgov et al., 2004a).
By-catch of skates in trawl and long-line fisheries in the Barents Sea.
journal.nafo.int /35/dolgov/dolgov-main.html   (2101 words)

 USGS Open File Report 99-50N, South and North Barents Russian Offshore Arctic - Province
The priority South Barents Basin Province (#1050) is northwest of and adjacent to the Russian Timan-Pechora Basin Province (#1008; Lindquist, 1999) and west of the southern part of the Novaya Zemlya archipelago.
The exact origin of the mostly Mesozoic eastern Barents basins and the age of the basin floors are uncertain.
East Barents magnetic rocks are known or postulated to exist in the basement, locally within Devonian carbonates, in the basin centers as sills within Triassic siliciclastics, and in the northern regions of Franz Josef Land and Svalbard within Jurassic through Early Cretaceous rocks.
greenwood.cr.usgs.gov /energy/WorldEnergy/OF99-50N/province.html   (909 words)

 Barents Sea 3D Model   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Weidle, N. Shapiro and M. Ritzwoller (2006): Surface wave tomography of the Barents Sea and surrounding regions.
Bungum, H., O. Ritzmann, N. Maercklin, J.I. Faleide, W.D. Mooney and S.T. Detweiler (2005): Three-dimensional model for the crust and upper mantle in the Barents Sea region.
Weidle, and J. Schweitzer (2005): Surface wave tomography for the Barents Sea and surrounding regions.
www.norsar.no /seismology/barents3d   (1083 words)

 The Barents Sea - a rich and vulnerable ocean
The Barents Sea is located on top of a shelf, implying relatively shallow waters.
The Barents Sea is capable of maintaining large fish populations.
The Barents sea is one of the worlds richest seabird areas.
www.bellona.no /en/energy/fossil/barents/17634.html   (662 words)

 WWF - Barents Sea environment and conservation
The Barents Sea Ecoregion covers 2.2 million square kilometres in the transition zone between European boreal and European arctic nature, stretching north to the Arctic Ocean from the coasts of northern Norway and North West Russia.
The Barents Sea is Europe's last large, clean and intact marine ecosystem, but it is also a region subject to rapid industrial development.
The Barents Sea is one of WWF's prioritised ecoregions for biodiversity conservation.
www.panda.org /arctic/barents   (270 words)

 WWF Global 200 Ecoregions -- Barents-Kara Seas   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Barents-Kara Sea ecoregion is one of the northernmost bodies of water that does not freeze over during the winter.
Compared to neighboring arctic seas, the Barents-Kara is shallow and free of ice year round.
During the summer, most of the land in the Barents-Kara Sea is blanketed by huge colonies of nesting seabirds.
www.nationalgeographic.com /wildworld/profiles/g200/g198.html   (285 words)

 BarentsObserver : Minister: More drilling for the Barents Sea   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
-It is important to develop the Barents Sea as a petroleum province, and I have chosen to prioritize an expansion in this sea in the APA 2007, the minister added.
In today’s speech in Kirkenes, the minister followed trace, stressing that the Barents Sea is of growing importance.
Norway sees the Barents Sea as a possible successor area of the soon declining fields in the North Sea.
www.barentsobserver.com /index.php?id=426027&showforumform=1&noredir=1   (326 words)

 Russian sabre rattling in Barents Sea   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Russian trawler, Elektron, had been stopped and boarded by the Norwegian Coast Guard on Saturday morning, in the Barents Sea near the border of an area where fishing rights are disputed.
Also, another Russian trawler "Arlashkin" became stalled in the Barents Sea after it's propeller got entangled in the fishing net dropped in front of the vessel from a Norwegian aircraft.
The current wheather condition in the area of the stalled trawler is 4-6 meter swell and 25-28 m/s wind.
www.juiceenewsdaily.com /1004/news/russian.html?1129681540953   (487 words)

 On large outflows of Arctic sea ice into the Barents Sea
Winter outflows of Arctic sea ice into the Barents Sea are estimated using a 10-year record of satellite ice motion and thickness.
This southward flux of sea ice represents one of two major sources of freshwater in the Barents Sea; the other is the eastward flux of water via the Norwegian Coastal Current.
The possible consequences of variable freshwater input on the Barents Sea hydrography and its impact on transformation of Atlantic Water en route to the Arctic Ocean are examined with a 25-year coupled ice-ocean model.
www.agu.org /pubs/crossref/2005/2005GL024485.shtml   (352 words)

 Barents Sea   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Kanin - Kanin, peninsula, N European Russia, projecting into the Barents Sea between the White Sea (in the...
Norway condemns oil spill during test drilling in Barents Sea
BG Group achieves 100% success in Norway's 19th Licensing Round; The awards cover five licences in the Norwegian Sea and three licences in the Barents Sea.
www.infoplease.com /ce6/world/A0806182.html   (276 words)

 Leonid Polyak's publications
Late- and post-glacial environments in the northern Barents Sea west of Franz Josef Land.
Voronina, E., Polyak, L., de Vernal, A. and Peyron, O. Holocene variations of sea-surface conditions in the southeastern Barents Sea, reconstructed from dinoflagellate cyst assemblages.
Variations in the influence of riverine discharge on the Kara Sea during the last deglaciation and the Holocene.
www-bprc.mps.ohio-state.edu /geo/staff/lppub.html   (540 words)

 The Norwegian Barents Secretariat : Home
There will be courses and performances from Wednesday July 11th until Sunday 15th, both at the Indigenous Youth Camp and during the rest of the festival.
Recently the representatives of the Norwegian Barents Secretariat steering committee and the repr...
Funding for your Norwegian - Russian projects in the Barents Region.
www.barents.no   (190 words)

 Alexander's Gas & Oil Connections - Russia and Norway to begin new round of talks on Barents Sea   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Barents Sea -- thought to cover total reserves of around 40 bn boe and roughly the size of the North Sea's central production zone -- is attracting increasing attention as a petroleum frontier province.
For Norway, the Barents Sea holds the last hope for large new commercial oil and gas finds.
And for the US -- the world's largest gas consumer in the world -- the Barents represents a new and potentially stable source of oil and transportable LNG.
www.gasandoil.com /goc/news/nte50855.htm   (264 words)

 EO Newsroom: New Images - The White Sea, Russia
Unfortunately, their mothers departed for the Barents Sea weeks ago leaving the pups with only their own individual stores of fat to sustain them.
During their yearly migration, the mother seals usually stay with their pups and feed them until their pelts turn from white to grey--a sign that the pups are mature enough to swim and feed themselves.
Notice there was much less ice in the White Sea this time last year as most of it was en route to the Barents Sea.
earthobservatory.nasa.gov /Newsroom/NewImages/images.php3?img_id=4825   (400 words)

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