Articles | Volume 12, issue 4
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 12, 2447–2457, 2020
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 12, 2447–2457, 2020

Data description paper 12 Oct 2020

Data description paper | 12 Oct 2020

A volumetric census of the Barents Sea in a changing climate

Sylvain Watelet et al.

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We present here a seasonal atlas of the Barents Sea including both temperature and salinity for the period 1965–2016. This atlas is curated using several in situ data sources interpolated thanks to the tool DIVA minimizing the expected errors. The results show a recent "Atlantification" of the Barents Sea, i.e., a general increase in both temperature and salinity, while its density remains stable. The atlas is made freely accessible (