Sediments of the Norwegian Sea (Donnye Otlozheniya Norvezhskogo Morya),
NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON D C
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The study investigated the upper layer of sediments. Our study of the vertical cores is presently unfinished, but that the data analysis indicates that the sediments differ markedly from top to bottom in their physical composition, color, manganese and iron content, and primarily in carbonate content, the latter being governed by the presence of calcareous planktonic foraminifera. All of these facts attest to the variation in climatic conditions during the Quaternary period in the Norwegian Sea. As the bottom topography changed, the connection with the Atlantic Ocean gradually decreased, which resulted in a strengthening or weakening of the influx of Atlantic waters into the Norway-Greenland and Arctic Basin.
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography