Lomonosov Ridge

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Lomonosov ridge

[lō·mō′nȯ‚sȯf ‚rij]
An undersea ridge which subdivides the Arctic Basin, extending from Ellesmere Land to the New Siberian Islands.

Lomonosov Ridge


an underwater ridge in the Arctic Ocean. It extends for about 1,800 km from the Novosibirskie Islands across the central part of the ocean to Ellesmere Island in the Canadian arctic archipelago. It is 60-200 km wide and rises 3,300-3,700 m from the ocean floor. At its greatest height the ridge lies at a depth of 954 m. The relatively steep slopes are dissected by canyons and covered by a layer of sandy silt. It was discovered in 1948 by Soviet polar expeditions and named in honor of M. V. Lomonosov.

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Among the topics are the law and politics of the Lomonosov Ridge, Russia's energy policy in the Arctic region and China's opportunities, necessary conditions for the commercialization of Arctic shipping, the international regulation of central Arctic Ocean fishing, and comments on the three-stage approach of maritime delimitation.
During George's 16-year tenure in the directorship, he saw the completion of several major projects: the Sea-Ice Atlas of Arctic Canada, the Arctic Ice Dynamics Joint Experiment (AIDJEX), the Lomonosov Ridge Experiment (LOREX), and the Canadian Experiment to Study the Alpha Ridge (CESAR).
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Laurent will go on a six-week mission to map the Lomonosov Ridge, an undersea feature.
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Canada's follow-up submission will include a claim to the Lomonosov Ridge, an undersea mountain range between Ellesmere Island, Canada's most northern land mass, and Russia's east Siberian coast.
The Russian claim to the enormous underwater Lomonosov Ridge, if accepted, would reportedly grant Russia nearly one-half of the Arctic area.
interpretation, the Lomonosov Ridge "is an oceanic part of the Arctic basin and not a natural component of the continental margins of either Russia or of any state.
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Moscow is one of three countries planning to file claims to the United Nations to prove their respective rights to the Lomonosov Ridge, an underwater mountain range.