Acquiring Marine Data in the Canada Basin, Arctic Ocean
Article first published online: 3 JUN 2011
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Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union
Volume 90, Issue 23, pages 197–198, 9 June 2009
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2009), Acquiring Marine Data in the Canada Basin, Arctic Ocean, Eos Trans. AGU, 90(23), 197–198, doi:10.1029/2009EO230001., , , , , , and (
- Issue published online: 3 JUN 2011
- Article first published online: 3 JUN 2011
- Canada Basin;
- seismic reflection;
- Western Arctic Ocean
Despite the record minimum ice extent in the Arctic Ocean for the past 2 years, collecting geophysical data with towed sensors in ice-covered regions continues to pose enormous challenges. Significant parts of the Canada Basin in the western Arctic Ocean have remained largely unmapped because thick multiyear ice has limited access even by research vessels strengthened against ice [Jackson et al., 1990]. Because of the resulting paucity of data, the western Arctic Ocean is one of the few areas of ocean in the world where major controversies still exist with respect to its origin and tectonic evolution [Grantz et al., 1990; Lawver and Scotese, 1990; Lane, 1997; Miller et al., 2006].