Arctic Melt: Reopening a Naval Frontier?

Whitten, Robert C.
May 2009
U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings;May2009, Vol. 135 Issue 5, p164
Conference Proceeding
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.


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