The Arctic domain is a hydrographic division sometimes used in the North Atlantic Ocean to distinguish it from the Polar domain to the north and the Atlantic domain to the south.
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In this region upper layer waters are relatively cold (0 to 4o Celsius) and saline (34.6 to 34.9). The most significant indication that this domain is not just a smooth transition zone between the Polar and Atlantic domains, but that the waters are markedly denser than either of the surface source water masses.
- Physical Oceanography Index
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