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The Secret of the Svalbard Sea Ice BarrierAn elongated sea ice feature called the Svalbard sea ice barrier rapidly formed over an area in the Barents Sea to the east of Svalbard posing navigation hazards. The secret of its formation lies in the bottom bathymetry that governs the distribution of cold Arctic waters masses, which impacts sea ice growth on the water surface.
Document ID
Document Type
Preprint (Draft being sent to journal)
External Source(s)
Nghiem, Son V.
(Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Van Woert, Michael L.
(National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Suitland, MD, United States)
Neumann, Gregory
(Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Date Acquired
August 24, 2013
Publication Date
September 20, 2004
Subject Category
Geosciences (General)
Meeting Information
Meeting: IEEE International Topical Meeting on Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium
Location: Anchorage, AK
Country: United States
Start Date: September 20, 2004
End Date: September 24, 2004
Sponsors: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Distribution Limits
Atlantic waters
arctic waters
International Bathymetric Chart of the Arctic Ocean (IBCAO)
sea ice

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