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The Northern Sea Route as a Shipping Lane: Expectations and Reality

The Northern Sea Route as a Shipping Lane: Expectations and Reality
Springer | Geography | September 7, 2016 | ISBN-10: 3319418327 | 219 pages | pdf | 9.13 mb
Authors: Pastusiak, Tadeusz
Covers the evaluation of the present and future capabilities of the Northern Sea Route for international transit traffic including analysis of uncertainties related to the navigation conditions and technical and economic determinants
Deals with the current state and prediction of a future development of maritime traffic on the Northern Sea Route as a regular merchant route for use by decision makers, ship owners and navigators
Brings together key issues on evaluation year-round navigation criteria by the Northern Sea Route between Europe and the Far East

This book analyses the current and future viability of the Northern Sea Route as a stable transport route for the international transit traffic between Europe and the Far East. It includes the present conditions, defining and evaluating viability factors for using the Northern Sea Route (NSR). The book makes a projection for NSR in the future, taking into account the climatic change in the Arctic findings presented in the IPCC report. This study, based on the authors PhD thesis, analyses meteorological, hydrologic, bathymetric and other data for the evaluation of the navigation criteria. It is intended for a wide spectrum of readers, from students and scientists of Earth sciences and polar geography, navigation, political science researchers and politicians interested in Arctic affairs.

Number of Illustrations and Tables
12 b/w illustrations, 46 illustrations in colour
Polar Geography
Transportation Technology and Traffic Engineering
Climate Change/Climate Change Impacts

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Tags: Northern, Shipping, Expectations, Reality

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