Iceberg, Svalbard

Iceberg, Svalbard

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Uploaded 13 Dec 2010 by Peter Prokosch
Year: 2010 Taken by: Peter Prokosch
Svalbard is a small archipelago whose climate is influenced by two sources of surface ocean water: (a) The West Spitsbergen Current, moving warm water along the West Coast; (b) East Greenland Current, bringing cold water and pack ice southeastwards. This ice on the East Spitsbergen Current melts slowly in warmer waters and is part of a vital cycle, influencing ocean temperature and salinity <a href='http://npweb.npolar.no/filearchive/COP15report.pdf'>(MELTING ICE; Regional Dramas, Global wak ...
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