© 2005

The Arctic Basin

Results from the Russian Drifting Stations


Part of the Springer Praxis Books book series (PRAXIS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Pages 83-149
  3. Pages 151-211
  4. Pages 213-244
  5. Pages 245-246
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 247-286

About this book


The authors describe in The Russian North Pole Drifting Stations  for the first time the history of establishing drifting stations in the Arctic Basin since 1937. They set out the main aims and goals of the observations made and outline the methods of organizing the drifting stations, gear and equipment for life support and scientific observations at the North Pole drifting stations and during  the airborne high-latitudinal expeditions.

The main scientific results and the analysis of data obtained during metereological, oceanographic, ice and geophysical observations are presented and the book contains illustrations, maps and tables that can be used by a wide range of specialists investigating the nature of the Arctic region.

An analysis of the contribution of the data collected at the drifting stations, the process of envionmental research in the Arctic Basin and the plans for future use of drifting stations is provided, with special emphasis on the forthcoming International Polar Year 2007-2008


Albedo Arctic Drifting Stations Arctic Ocean Climate Change Climatology Geography Ocean Oceanography Polar Regions Snow Weather forecasting sea ice

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Arctic and Antarctic Research Intitute (AARI)St PetersburgRussia

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title The Arctic Basin
  • Book Subtitle Results from the Russian Drifting Stations
  • Authors Ivan E. Frolov
    Zalman M. Gudkovich
    Vladimir F. Radionov
    Alexander V. Shirochkov
    Leonid A. Timokhov
  • Series Title Springer Praxis Books
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Praxis Publishing Ltd, Chichester, UK 2005
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science Earth and Environmental Science (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-24142-3
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-06328-2
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-540-37665-1
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXIV, 276
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Additional Information Jointly published with Praxis Publishing, UK
  • Topics Oceanography
    Earth Sciences, general
    Atmospheric Sciences
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From the reviews:

"The Arctic Basin aims to provide for the first time a unique and updated insight into the work and achievements of the drifting stations established in the Antartic since 1937. … I do strongly recommend it for any experienced colleague interested in Arctic Ocean science, and for anybody collaborating with Russian colleagues. It provides a valuable common ground for further discussions and future joint projects … . It certainly also contributes to a better understanding between Russian scientists and their international partners." (Christian Haas, Polarforschung, Vol. 75 (1), 2005)