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Why in news?

  • According to a study, it is stated that parts of the Arctic region near Norway are warming at as much as seven times the rate of warming in the rest of the world.
  • The region around the northern Barents Sea has been warming two to two-and-a-half times the average warming of the Arctic region and five to seven times the warming in the rest of the world.
  • Such intense warming has never been observed in the Arctic region before. This is leading to the phenomenon of Atlantification.

About Barents Sea:

Atlantification:

Scientists have discovered hotspots where some parts of the Barents Sea have started to closely resemble the Atlantic.

This phenomenon has been termed Atlantification.

  • The Barents Sea borders the Norwegian and Greenland Sea in the west, the Arctic Sea in the north and the Kara Sea in the east.
  • The Barents Sea is divided between Russia and Norway as defined by the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS).

PRACTICE QUESTION:

Barents Sea, widely discussed in news, is located in:

(a) Indian Ocean

(b) Pacific Ocean

(c) Atlantic Ocean

(d) Arctic Ocean

                  D

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