By Anatoly M. Nikishin, Eugene I. Petrov, Sierd Cloetingh, Sergey I. Freiman, Nikolay A. Malyshev, Andrey F. Morozov, Henry W. Posamentier, Vladimir E. Verzhbitsky, Nikolay N. Zhukov, Ksenia Startseva
New atlas of paleogeographic/paleotectonic maps for Jurassic-Cenozoic time for the Arctic region
The Alpha-Mendeleev Ridge has a pre-Ordovician continental basement. The ridge is an aborted volcanic passive continental margin
The ~45 Ma event in the Arctic is a unique short-duration event in the history of the Earth: the ultra-slow spreading of the Gakkel Ridge started and approximately synchronously therewith, one major part of the lithospheric plate experienced intraplate compression and transpression, while another part of the lithospheric plate, probably synchronously, experienced intraplate tension and transtension.
KeywordsArcticLomonosov RidgeAmundsen BasinNansen BasinPodvodnikov BasinNorth Chukchi BasinMendeleev RidgeLaptev Sea BasinEast Siberian Sea BasinGakkel RidgeClimate change