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Ocean currents and sea ice extent

Year: 2005
From collection: Barentswatch Atlas
Author: Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Arctic Ocean circulate in a large clockwise rotational pattern moving from east to west around the polar ice cap. This rotating pattern, known as a gyre, occurs as a result of the clockwise winds that typically occur in this region. The Barents region is affected by this and the ice edge extent in the Arctic.
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