The Arctic Ocean is an area of intense activity both for environmental and commercial interests.
Climate change has disproportionally affected this region with rising ocean temperatures and continued loss of summer sea ice extent.
Oil and mineral exploration and exploitation are occurring and intensifying. To facilitate study of the region, NODC Regional
Climatology Team1,2 developed a new set of high-resolution
long-term mean surface/subsurface temperature and salinity fields. These mean fields incorporate a great deal of data not previously available.
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How to cite:
1Boyer, T.P., O.K. Baranova, M. Biddle, D.R. Johnson, A.V. Mishonov, C. Paver, D. Seidov and M. Zweng (2012), Arctic Regional Climatology, Regional Climatology Team, NOAA/NODC (www.nodc.noaa.gov/OC5/regional_climate/arctic), dataset doi:10.7289/V5QC01J0.
2Seidov, D., J. I. Antonov, K. M. Arzayus, O. K. Baranova, M. Biddle, T. P. Boyer, D. R. Johnson, A. V. Mishonov, C. Paver and M. M. Zweng, 2014, Oceanography North of 600N from World Ocean Database, Progress in Oceanography, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pocean.2014.02.003.