East Siberian Shelf Study Alleviates Scarcity of Observations
2009 (English)In: EOS: Transactions, ISSN 0096-3941, Vol. 90, no 17, 145- p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The East Siberian Arctic Shelf (ESAS) is the world's largest continental shelf and also the most understudied part of the Arctic Ocean. Composed of the Laptev Sea, the East Siberian Sea, and the Russian section of the Chukchi Sea, the ESAS is characterized by tundra discharge through the Lena, Indigirka, and Kolyma rivers; coastal erosion; methane seeps from subsea permafrost reservoirs; and the formation of water masses that spread throughout the Arctic Ocean. The region, which has experienced a 4°C springtime positive air temperature anomaly for 2000–2005 compared with preceding decades, is also of particular interest for its carbon-climate couplings.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2009. Vol. 90, no 17, 145- p.
Earth and Related Environmental Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-36960DOI: 10.1029/2009eo170001OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-36960DiVA: diva2:291437