Indicator: Meteorological conditions

Installment of instruments and meteorological equipment in 1955. Photo: Norwegian Polar Institute

Meteorological conditions
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Rationale: The air temperature influences ice conditions and shows the warming and the cooling in the region. The summer Barents Sea air temperature correlates to the ice conditions in the region. The winter temperature correlates to the sea surface temperature (SST)

Theme: Abiotic

Component: Meterological conditions

Type of indicator: E, state of the ecosystem

Priority of indicator: e, essential

• Air temperature (AARI)
• Meteorological pressure indices (AARI)
• Precipitation (AARI)

Responsible institution:

Four meteorological stations around the Barents Sea. Source: AARI