Arctic Ocean Temperature (IMAGE) UiT The Arctic University of Norway Caption There are effectively only two seasons in the High Arctic: a long winter and a milder summer season. Arctic Ocean bottom water temperatures vary greatly from winter to summer season. This is also evident in the study area offshore Svalbard. Credit Credit: B. Ferré/CAGE, UiT. Usage Restrictions CC BY License Licensed content Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.