Conclusions and Discussions

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Greenland Sea is an important part of Arctic Ocean with its special geophysical locations. The melting of Greenland glaciers and sea ice in Greenland Sea had great impact on the local ecosystems. We investigated the sea-ice cover in Greenland Sea and its relationships of the followings:
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    Phytoplankton biomass (CHL) and North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO);

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    Aerosol optical depth (AOD) and cloud cover (CLD);

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    Photosynthetically active radiation (PAR) and sea surface temperature (SST).


Our research region is in the Greenland Sea in 20°W–10°E, 65–85°N during the recent 10 years period 2003–2012. Remote sense satellite data were used for the research. The distributions of all parameters are listed in the study region. Furthermore, we divided into four different 5° zonal apart subregions. The distributions are compared. The peak times are calculated, and lag regression analysis using both spreadsheet and Eviews software are carried out for two parameters relationship....


Photosynthetically Active Radiation Arctic Ocean Phytoplankton Biomass Aerosol Optical Depth North Atlantic Oscillation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of ScienceNantong UniversityNantongChina

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