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OAS seaname Detail for Arctic Ocean

seanames_id:6
Seaname:Arctic Ocean
Sea code:17
Definition:The Arctic Ocean is situated round the North Pole. Its southern limit is the following: From the coast of Chukotskiy Peninsula (66 Degrees 33 Minutes N - 171 Degrees 04 Minutes W approx.), in Siberia, westward, along the coasts of USSR and Norway, to the southwestern coast of Norway, at the parallel of 61 Degrees N; thence from the coast of Norway westward, along the parallel of 61 Degrees N, to position 61 Degrees N - 0 Degrees 53 Minutes W, on the Hebridean Shelf; thence from this position northwestward to the northeastern extremity of Fuglö Island (62 Degrees 20 Minutes 35 Seconds N - 6 Degrees 14 Minutes 50 Seconds W), in the Faeroe Islands, and to Stokksnes Cape (64 Degrees 14 Minutes 25 Seconds N - 14 Degrees 57 Minutes 50 Seconds W), on the eastern coast of Iceland; thence from Stokksnes Cape northwestward, along the eastern and northern coasts of Iceland, to Bjargtangar (65 Degrees 30 Minutes 15 Seconds N - 24 Degrees 32 Minutes 20 Seconds W), the western extremity of this island; thence a line joining Bjargtangar northwestward to Cape Edward Holm (67 Degrees 51 Minutes N - 32 Degrees 11 Minutes W), on the eastern coast of Greenland; thence from Cape Edward Holm southwestward, through Greenland, to its southwestern coast at the parallel of 60 Degrees N; thence a line joining the southwestern coast of Greenland westward, along the parallel of 60 Degrees N, to the coast of Labrador, in Canada; (From the southwestern coast of Norway to the coast of Labrador: the common limit with the North Atlantic Ocean, see 1;) thence from the coast of Labrador westward, along the northern coast of North America, to the coast of Seward Peninsula (66 Degrees 33 Minutes N - 164 Degrees 44 Minutes W approx.), in Alaska; and thence a line joining the coast of Seward Peninsula westward, along the Arctic Circle (66 Degrees 33 Minutes N approx.), to the coast of Chukotskiy Peninsula (66 Degrees 33 Minutes N - 171 Degrees 04 Minutes W approx.) (the common limit with the North Pacific Ocean, see 7.).
Citation:Limits of Oceans and Seas, 1986 (Draft 4th edition). IHB Special Publication 23, International Hydrographic Bureau, 203p.
Deprecated:false
Metadata version:0
Keydate:2000-09-13 04:00:00+00
Editdate:2000-10-24 04:00:00+00