Accession Number : AD0778701

Title :   The Sea-Floor Relief in the Region of Vest Spitsbergen (Summary Only) (Relef dna v Rayone Zapadnogo Shpitsbergena),

Corporate Author : NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Kotenev,B. N. ; Matishov,G. G.

Report Date : 16 MAY 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : The region of the Spitsbergen archipelago, composed mainly of Caledonides, is situated immediately adjacent to the underwater mountain system of the mid-ocean ridge, including the Knipovich Ridge on the west and the Gakkel' Ridge on the north, and also the Spitsbergen Fracture Zone which separates these ridges. Based on an analysis of echo sounding and published data, the main morphological features of the sea floor in the region of Vest Spitsbergen are described in this paper.

Descriptors :   *Ocean bottom, *Geomorphology, Arctic Ocean islands, Faults(Geology), Arctic regions, Translations, USSR

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE