Peculiarities of the formation of suspended particulate matter fields in the Eastern Arctic seas

A. N. Charkin, Oleg Victorovich Dudarev, Natalia Evgenievna Shakhova, Igor Petrovich Semiletov, Irina Ivanovna Pipko, Svetlana Petrovna Pugach, V. I. Sergienko

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On the basis of perennial studies, the features of formations of suspended particulate matter fields were revealed depending on the evolution of synoptic processes and the river runoff. The variability in the content and distribution structure of suspended particulate matter during the ice-free period depends on variable mobilization and the contribution of terrigenous material under conditions of the Eastern Arctic periglacial lithogenesis. The northern winds and storms activate erosion of the coastal thermoabrasion benches and resuspension of sediments of the submarine coastal slope, resulting in an anomalous amount of suspended particulate matter in the coastal-shelf waters. Insignificant waves and dominant weak southern winds lead to other sedimentation conditions caused by suspended particulate matter accumulation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)626-630
Number of pages5
JournalDoklady Earth Sciences
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 29 Jun 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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