Nansen Basin (also Central Basin, formerly
Fram Basin) is an
abyssal plain with water-depths of around 3 km in the
Arctic Ocean and
(together with the deeper Amundsen Basin) part of the Eurasian Basin.
It is named after Fridtjof Nansen. The
Nansen Basin is bounded by the
Gakkel Ridge on the one side and by the
Barents Sea continental shelf
on the other.
The lowest point of the
Arctic Ocean lies within the
Nansen Basin and
has a depth of 4,665 m. The Barents
Abyssal Plain is located at the
center of the
The Russian-American cooperation Nansen and Amundsen Basin
Observational System (NABOS) aims "to provide a quantitative
observationally based assessment of circulation, water mass
transformations, and transformation mechanisms in the Eurasian and
Canadian Basins of the
Coordinates: 82°N 50°W / 82°N 50°W / 82; -50
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