Articles | Volume 15, issue 6
Ocean Sci., 15, 1729–1744, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/os-15-1729-2019

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Ocean Sci., 15, 1729–1744, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/os-15-1729-2019

Research article 16 Dec 2019

Research article | 16 Dec 2019

The Arctic Front and its variability in the Norwegian Sea

Roshin P. Raj et al.

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In this study we investigated the variability of the Arctic Front (AF), an important biologically productive region in the Norwegian Sea, using a suite of satellite data, atmospheric reanalysis and a regional coupled ocean–sea ice data assimilation system. We show evidence of the two-way interaction between the atmosphere and the ocean at the AF. The North Atlantic Oscillation is found to influence the strength of the AF and may have a profound influence on the region's biological productivity.