Going with the Artic flow

An international team of scientists has monitored the flow of waters in the seas around the Eastern Arctic Ocean, leading to a better understanding of the processes controlling their circulation.

The Vilkitsky Strait, an important gateway connecting the Kara and Laptev Seas in the Eastern Arctic Ocean, is responsible for the transportation and mixing of fresh and salt water, which influences the circulation of waters in the Arctic Ocean. The processes that lead to the movement and dispersal of these waters, however, are poorly understood.

Scientists from Roshydromet in Russia, in collaboration with colleagues from Germany, have used unmanned monitoring vessels to record the salinity, depth and temperature of waters flowing through the strait.

Their findings have provided new insights into the physical processes that influence the circulation of waters in the Arctic region.

This article was first published by Springer Nature. Read the original article here.