The Eastern Arctic Seas Encyclopedia

2016 Edition
| Editors: Igor S. Zonn, Andrey G. Kostianoy, Aleksandr V. Semenov

Chukchi Rise

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-24237-8_130

Chukchi Rise – a ledge, extending into the Arctic Ocean from the Chukchi Sea shelf (width varies from 500 to 1,700 km), which forms a rise 200 km wide. It rises steeply from the deep ocean floor and has a truncated and dismembered top, which apparently had been under the influence of the wash or ice.

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