TITLE

Arctic Melt: Reopening a Naval Frontier?

AUTHOR(S)
Whitten, Robert C.
PUB. DATE
May 2009
SOURCE
U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings;May2009, Vol. 135 Issue 5, p164
SOURCE TYPE
Conference Proceeding
DOC. TYPE
Opinion
ABSTRACT
In this article the author discusses the melting Arctic sea ice being a long-term national security problem to the U.S., as mentioned by D. Gove in a report published in the February 2009 issue. He says that these concerns appear reasonable, but by the time the U.S. has adjusted its policies to deal with the absence of ice, it will have returned. He remarks that the presence of ice in the Arctic Ocean is dependent on thermal properties of ocean currents as well as atmospheric temperature.
ACCESSION #
40520326

 

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