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Catalog Record: Arctic Ocean Exploration
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Organizations

NOAA
Primary

Arctic Ocean Exploration

On the Arctic 2002 expedition, 46 scientists from the United States, Canada, Japan and China gathered by ship and charter aircraft at the little Alaskan town of Kugluktuk. The expedition on board the Canadian Coast Guard icebreaker Louis St. Laurent lasted 24 days and covered 2,440 nautical miles, mostly through ice- covered waters. Dr. Fiona McLaughlin, of the Institute of Ocean Sciences in Sidney, British Columbia, served as the expedition's chief scientist. All of the NOAA-funded ocean exploration work was coordinated to complement the physical and chemical oceanography research led by the Candians and Japanese. The expedition's objectives were to:

  • take a first census of life in the Canada Basin from the sea ice down to the sea floor, and

  • measure the physical and geochemical properties in different regions of the Canada Basin, the last basin of the Arctic Ocean to receive warmer and fresher waters of Atlantic origin.

Remote
2002-08-14
2002-09-08

Data and Resources

  • View website

    Website :: Exploration Summary

    http://oceanexplorer.noaa.gov/explorations/02arctic/logs/mis_sum/sum.html

Status: Remote
Start Date: 2002/08/14
Type: Report
End Date: 2002/09/08
Data Types: Image, Report
Primary Contacts
Name: Kathleen Crane
Primary Organizations
Type
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Federal

Regions

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