The Polar Oceans and Their Role in Shaping the Global Environment

The Polar Oceans and Their Role in Shaping the Global Environment

Editor(s): O. M. Johannessen, R. D. Muench, J. E. Overland

Published Online: 19 MAR 2013

Print ISBN: 9780875900421

Online ISBN: 9781118663882

DOI: 10.1029/GM085

About this Book

Published by the American Geophysical Union as part of the Geophysical Monograph Series, Volume 85.

On June 24, 1993, one hundred years had passed since Fridtjof Nansen and his companions set out on one of the most daring and exciting research expeditions the world had ever seen. They allowed their vessel, the Fram, to be frozen into the ice close to the New Siberian Islands, in the Arctic Ocean. Three years were to elapse before the ice released its hold on the Fram and allowed her to return to Norway via the strait between Greenland and Spitsbergen, which later came to be known as Fram Strait. The research carried out during Fram's drift in the ice altered forever our concept of the Arctic Basin.

Table of contents

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    2. Distribution of Water Masses on the Continental Shelf in the Southern Weddell Sea (pages 159–176)

      T. Gammelsrød, A. Foldvik, O. A. Nøst, Ø. Foldvik, L. G. Anderson, E. Fogelqvist, K. Olsson, T. Tanhua, E. P. Jones and S. Østerhus

    3. Thermobaric Convection (pages 199–209)

      Roland W. Garwood, Shirley M. Isakari and Patrick C. Gallacher

    4. Air-sea CO2 fluxes in the Southern Ocean between 25°E and 85°E (pages 273–284)

      Alain Poisson, Nicolas Metzl, Xavier Danet, Ferial Louanchi, Christian Brunet, Bernard Schauer, Bernard Brès and Diana Ruiz-Pino