Makarov Basin

Makarov Basin

 

a depression in the floor of the central part of the Arctic Ocean, between Lomonosov Ridge, a spur of which divides it from the Podvodniki Basin, and the Alpha Cordillera. It is up to 3,940 m deep and the bottom is covered with silt. It was discovered by Soviet researchers in 1950 and named in honor of S. O. Makarov.

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In particular, the researchers found that freshwater volume in the Canada and Makarov basins on the Pacific side of the Lomonosov Ridge increased by about 8,500 cubic kilometers (about 2,000 cubic miles), while the freshwater volume on the Eurasian area decreased by about 1,100 cubic kilometers (about 260 cubic miles).