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A 'climate tipping point' has been reached in the Barents Sea

Oslo - Climate change involves huge and complex processes and they can be cumbersome, sometimes taking many years before we even realize a change has occurred. However, when sudden shifts in these processes occur, we call it a "tipping point."

Arctic Ocean becoming more like Atlantic Ocean

Research shows that the Arctic Ocean is undergoing an astonishingly rapid change as global warming overwhelms the region, causing an "Atlantification" of the pole's waters and loss of sea ice.
 

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Distribution of the major water mass in the Arctic Ocean. The section sketches the different water m...
Distribution of the major water mass in the Arctic Ocean. The section sketches the different water masses along a vertical section from Bering Strait over the geographic North Pole to Fram Strait. As the stratification is stable, deeper water masses are more dense than the layers above.
BrnBld/Wikipedia
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Lind et al. (2018)
Nordkapp or North Cape is the point where the Norwegian Sea  part of the Atlantic Ocean  meets the B...
Nordkapp or North Cape is the point where the Norwegian Sea, part of the Atlantic Ocean, meets the Barents Sea, part of the Arctic Ocean. It was was named by the Englishman Steven Borough, captain of the Edward Bonaventure, which sailed past in 1553 in search of the Northeast Passage.
Harvey Barrison from Massapequa, NY, USA
Main bathymetric/topographic features of the Arctic Ocean
Main bathymetric/topographic features of the Arctic Ocean
Mikenorton/Wikipedia
A  CTD—an acronym for Conductivity  Temperature  and Depth—is the primary tool for determining e...
A CTD—an acronym for Conductivity, Temperature, and Depth—is the primary tool for determining essential physical properties of sea water.
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute

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