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By Dr. Alexander A. Vetrov, Prof. Evgenii A. Romankevich (auth.)

At current, reviews of the Arctic Basin are of specific value to the area medical neighborhood end result of the robust effect of this sector at the international weather, its huge, immense mineral and hydrocarbon assets, the negative wisdom concerning the polar biosphere, and the turning out to be anthropogenic pollutants of the Arctic (Gramberg et al. 2000; KIuev 2000). accordingly, the approaching century is typically justly named "the century of the Arctic. " worldwide climatic adjustments allure the shut consciousness of scientists from around the globe. The generic idea that weather warming is a minor optimistic anomaly within the planetary temperature is documented through the analyses of thousands of deep-sea samples. Forecasts expect an inclination to even better warming over the following a long time (Watson et al. 1998). The weather warming is followed by way of a discount within the zone and thickness of the ice disguise, a unfavorable stability of the Arctic glaciers, a northward migration of the arboreal entrance, a rise within the permafrost temperature within the Russian Arctic, and a bent to the expansion of organic productiveness (Serreze et al. 2000; Morison et al. 2001). Carbon biking strongly impacts the earth's climate;, its learn within the Arctic Seas of Russia is a vital hyperlink within the answer of the worldwide weather swap problem.

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1996). The sedimentation in the Chukchi Sea is strongly controlled by the waters delivered from the Bering Sea. In the Bering Strait and on the banks of the Central Rise, areas of zero sedimentation and even erosion were distinguished, which is caused by the high hydrodynamical activity in these regions. In the western part of the shallow-water Bering Strait, current velocities in the surface waters are about 100 cm S-I. Deeper waters move at velocities of 30 and 60 cm S-I (Coachman et al. 1975).

The ASR are characterized by an eastward current along the coasts of the continent and a reversal current in the region of their northern boundaries, which implies a cyclonic character of the water motion. In the Barents Sea, the circulation is more complicated due to the flows of Atlantic waters. The deep and nearbottom currents in the ASR are poorly known yet. In the seas adjacent to the Asian part of the continent, the winter lasts from October to April with a mean temperature of January equal to (-30)-(-32)°e.

7) significantly changes throughout the year; therefore, the effect of the seas on the boundary air layer is different. In the winter, water masses are significantly warmer than the air and, despite the ice cover, release great amounts of heat. The heat is driven with sea currents, especially from the Atlantic Ocean to the Barents and Kara seas. For example, under the influence of the Nordkapp Current, the temperature of the upper water layers in the southwestern part of the Barents Sea in February does not fall below 2-4°C.

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