Antarctic Record (Jul 1999)

Cruise Observations in the Greenland Sea and Barents Sea, January 1999

  • Hajime Ito

Journal volume & issue
Vol. 43, no. 2
pp. 361 – 365


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The National Institute of Polar Research (NIPR) carried out an observation cruise in the Arctic in cooperation with the Knipovich Polar Research Institute of Marine Fisheries and Oceanography (PINRO), Russia. The observation area was the western part of the Barents Sea and north-eastern part of the Greenland Sea. The area is considered to be a major carbon sink and also where bottom water is formed. The field work is reported here together with some preliminary results.