1994 Arctic Ocean Section
22 Aug `94
Route of the first
gation of North
America and Green-
land. The Louis S.
and ended its
voyage in Halifax.
The Polar Sea
began and ended
On the 15th of August the helicopter-borne CTD party found a new under-
sea mountain when the wire stopped paying out and they brought up mud
from 850 m where the chart showed 3700 m. Three miles away on either side
they found no bottom at 1450 m.
The next three days brought a northeast gale, snow and poor visibility, and
progress was slow through the heavy ice. On the 19th we reached our station
on the crest of the Lomonosov Ridge at 8847′N, 143E, where we planned
to turn eastward. There we found the water at intermediate depth to be about