Specific Character of Magnetic Field and Development of Oceanic Ridges in Arctic Ocean Basin: Summary1
Published:January 01, 1973
A. M. Karasik, R. M. Demenitskaya, V. G. Shchelovanov, 1973. "Specific Character of Magnetic Field and Development of Oceanic Ridges in Arctic Ocean Basin: Summary", Arctic Geology, Max G. Pitcher
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The Eurasian basin, which includes the mid-ocean Gakkel Ridge and the abyssal Nansen and Amundsen basins, is the only region of the world's oceans where the magnetic field has been thoroughly studied. Systematic surveys have also been made over the Lomonosov and Mendeleyev Ridges and in intervening basins adjacent to the Eurasian coast of the Arctic Ocean. Being so well surveyed, the Arctic basin is particularly useful for studying the relation of magnetic anomalies to complex oceanic regions.
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Following the discovery of Prudhoe Bay oil field in 1968, much attention was turned to the Arctic in the search for giant hydrocarbon accumulations. The Soviets had already proved giant reserves in their West Siberian Basin, and exploration was moving ahead quickly in the Canadian Arctic. Plans were drawn up for an AAPG Symposium on Arctic Geology and held in February 1971. Papers were selected from the Symposium for this publication and cover seven topical groupings: Regional Arctic Geology of Canada, Regional Arctic Geology of the Nordic Countries, Regional Arctic Geology of the USSR, Regional Arctic Geology of Alaska, Comparisons in the North Atlantic Borders, Evolution of the Arctic Ocean Basin, and Economics of Petroleum Exploration and Production in the Arctic.