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The Nansen Basin
Nansen Basin
(also Central Basin,[1] formerly Fram
Fram
Basin) is an abyssal plain with water-depths of around 3 km in the Arctic Ocean
Arctic Ocean
and (together with the deeper Amundsen Basin) part of the Eurasian Basin. It is named after Fridtjof Nansen. The Nansen Basin
Nansen Basin
is bounded by the Gakkel Ridge
Gakkel Ridge
on the one side and by the Barents Sea
Barents Sea
continental shelf on the other.[2][3] The lowest point of the Arctic Ocean
Arctic Ocean
lies within the Nansen Basin
Nansen Basin
and has a depth of 4,665 m.[4] The Barents Abyssal
Abyssal
Plain is located at the center of the Fram
Fram
Basin.[5] Oceanographic situation[edit] The Russian-American cooperation Nansen and Amundsen Basin Observational System (NABOS) aims "to provide a quantitative observationally based assessment of circulation, water mass transformations, and transformation mechanisms in the Eurasian and Canadian Basins of the Arctic
Arctic
Ocean". Coordinates: 82°N 50°W / 82°N 50°W / 82; -50 References[edit]

Fram Fram
Fram
Strait

^ Nordenskjöld, Otto; Ludwig Mecking; Ernst Antevs; Wolfgang Louis Gottfried Joerg; Marion Hale (1928). The Geography of the Polar Regions. American Geographical Society. p. 126.  ^ "International Bathymetric Chart of the Arctic
Arctic
Ocean". NOAA.  ^ Jakobsson, Martin; Mayer, Larry; Coakley, Bernard; Dowdeswell, Julian A.; Forbes, Steve; Fridman, Boris; Hodnesdal, Hanne; Noormets, Riko; Pedersen, Richard; Rebesco, Michele; Schenke, Hans Werner; Zarayskaya, Yulia; Accettella, Daniela; Armstrong, Andrew; Anderson, Robert M.; Bienhoff, Paul; Camerlenghi, Angelo; Church, Ian; Edwards, Margo; Gardner, James V.; Hall, John K.; Hell, Benjamin; Hestvik, Ole; Kristoffersen, Yngve; Marcussen, Christian; Mohammad, Rezwan; Mosher, David; Nghiem, Son V.; Pedrosa, Maria Teresa; Travaglini, Paola G.; Weatherall, Pauline (29 June 2012). "The International Bathymetric Chart of the Arctic Ocean
Arctic Ocean
(IBCAO) Version 3.0". Geophysical Research Letters. 39 (12). doi:10.1029/2012GL052219.  ^ " Arctic
Arctic
Ocean". CIA World Factbook. Central Intelligence Agency. Retrieved 2009-07-28.  ^ "Towering Mountains". Canada's Aquatic Environments. CyberNatural Software, University of Guelph. Retrieved 2009-07-28. 

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