Geochemical profiles in the central Arctic Ocean: Their relation to freezing and shallow circulation
Article first published online: 20 SEP 2012
Copyright 1983 by the American Geophysical Union.
Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans (1978–2012)
Volume 88, Issue C4, pages 2667–2674, 20 March 1983
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1983), Geochemical profiles in the central Arctic Ocean: Their relation to freezing and shallow circulation, J. Geophys. Res., 88(C4), 2667–2674, doi:10.1029/JC088iC04p02667., , and (
- Issue published online: 20 SEP 2012
- Article first published online: 20 SEP 2012
- Manuscript Accepted: 21 OCT 1982
- Manuscript Received: 10 MAY 1982
Temperature, salinity, nutrient, tritium, and oxygen isotope data collected during the Lomonosov Ridge Experiment along a drift track between the Makarov and Fram Basins over the Lomonosov Ridge are presented. The relationship of these quantities to the processes that maintain the halocline, in particular to the production of more saline waters by addition of brines formed during the freezing of seawater, is described. The results support the idea that the wide continental shelves of the Arctic Ocean play an important role in maintaining the halocline. Appendix table is available with entire article on microfiche. Order from the American Geophysical Union, 2000 Florida Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20009. Document C82-001; $2.50. Payment must accompany order.