Jan Mayen Island in Scientific Focus

  • Stig Skreslet

Part of the NATO Science Series book series (NAIV, volume 45)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Stig Skreslet
    Pages 1-11
  3. Krzysztof Birkenmajer
    Pages 13-26
  4. Øystein Hov
    Pages 37-40
  5. Gintautas Stankunavicius
    Pages 41-54
  6. Vladimir F. Romanov
    Pages 55-66
  7. Vladimir I. Byshev, Victor G. Neiman, Jury A. Romanov
    Pages 79-89
  8. Jan Piechura
    Pages 91-99
  9. Stig Skreslet
    Pages 101-112
  10. Hans-Jürgen Hirche
    Pages 123-133
  11. Anthony W. Walne, Philip C. Reid
    Pages 135-145
  12. Leonid B. Klyashtorin, Alexey A. Lyubushin
    Pages 147-157
  13. Bjørn Gulliksen, Frank Beuchel, Torleiv Brattegard, Rune Palerud, B. Gulliksen, F. Beuchel et al.
    Pages 159-171
  14. Jan M. Węsławski
    Pages 173-180
  15. Geir W. Gabrielsen, Hallvard Strøm
    Pages 181-194
  16. Louwrens Hacquebord
    Pages 229-238
  17. Piotr Głowacki
    Pages 249-259
  18. Jan-Petter Huberth-Hansen
    Pages 279-280
  19. Leif K. Tviberg
    Pages 281-284
  20. Stig Skreslet, Krzysztof Birkenmajer, Louwrens Hacquebord, Keith A. Hobson, Igor A. Melnikov
    Pages 295-339
  21. Stig Skreslet, Krzysztof Birkenmajer
    Pages 341-344
  22. Back Matter
    Pages 345-363

About these proceedings


Jan Mayen is a volcanic island surrounded by the deep Greenland, Iceland and Norwegian Seas. There, atmospheric and oceanic processes unleash potential energy that forces very dynamic interactions between sea and air. This unique geophysical focal point generates climatic variability in northern Europe, and supports marine biological production that sustains the yield of large living resources. The marine populations are clearly fluctuating with variations in climate, and raises questions about effects of man-made climate change. Since the last Ice Age the sinking of Greenland Sea Deep-Water has been a substantial driving force for the Global Thermo-Haline Circulation which feeds warm Atlantic water into the Nordic Seas. Global warming may interact with the deep-water formation and force feedback mechanisms that express themselves beyond imagination. The book addresses such problems to raise an interest for doing research on the island and in its waters. The potentials for doing that increases when the island's Loran-C station closes down in 2005. The book recommends how the international scientific community may gain access to this really challenging arena for local, regional and Global research. It is a blueprint for the logistics required for science to succeed in a very remote and physically demanding place on Earth.


Aerosol Atmospheric circulation Fauna Scale ecology ecosystem

Editors and affiliations

  • Stig Skreslet
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of Fisheries and Natural SciencesBodø Regional UniversityNorway

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2004
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-2956-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4020-2957-8
  • Series Print ISSN 1568-1238
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