Lincoln Sea


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Lincoln Sea

 

a marginal sea of the Arctic Ocean, near the shores of Ellesmere Island and Greenland. It is connected to Baffin Bay by a system of channels (Robeson, Kennedy, and Smith). The shores of the Lincoln Sea are rocky and strongly dissected by fjords covered with glaciers. It has depths up to 2,000 m. The currents are directed eastward. The tides are semidiurnal, with heights of approximately 0.8 m. Most of the sea is covered year-round with drifting ice which has been building up for many years. The sea was named in honor of the United States president A. Lincoln.

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