Morphology, geology and oceanography of the Hinlopen Strait and Trough, Svalbard, Norway

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Pfirman, Stephanie ; Milliman, John D. (1987)
  • Publisher: Co-Action Publishing
  • Journal: Polar Research (issn: 1751-8369, eissn: 1751-8369)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.3402/polar.v5i3.6893

The Hinlopen Strait and Trough (Fig. 1) form a strikingly linear NW-SE feature, extending from Svalbard across the shelf and onto the Arctic Sea slope. Maximum water depths exceed 400111, but a number of sills, some presumably structural and others sedimentary. divide the strait/trough into a series of basins. Acoustically transparent sediment, which locally is thicker than 60 m in some basins, is probably late Quaternary in age, The upper 1-5m are Holocene, and were probably influenced by Atlantic water from the Arctic extension of the West Spitsbergen Current.
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