Beaufort Sea


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Beaufort Sea

A part of the Arctic Ocean north of northeast Alaska and northwest Canada extending from Point Barrow, Alaska, to the Canadian Arctic Archipelago. The entire sea is covered with pack ice most of the year.

Beaufort Sea

n
(Placename) part of the Arctic Ocean off the N coast of North America

Beau′fort Sea′

(ˈboʊ fərt)
n.
a part of the Arctic Ocean, NE of Alaska.
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Noun1.Beaufort Sea - part of the Arctic Ocean to the northeast of Alaska
Arctic Ocean - ice covered waters surrounding the North Pole; mostly covered with solid ice or with ice floes and icebergs
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In April, the President signed an order reopening the Chukchi Sea OCS and portions of the Beaufort Sea for potential exploration.
has met the regulatory requirements for its Beaufort Sea exploration plan (EP) to be "deemed submitted" and invited public comment on the plan in June and July.
Matthew's research is specifically concerned with extant logbooks of British and American Arctic whalers who plied their trade in Baffin Bay in the east and the Beaufort Sea in the west, along with logbooks of Arctic explorers.
At the center of the whole Arctic climate system is the Beaufort Gyre--a swirling, wind-driven circulation cell north of the Beaufort Sea that encircles an area larger than the Gulf of Mexico.
Smith said that separate evaluations are underway for federal offshore leases in the Beaufort Sea, off Alaska's north shore.
A beautiful book about the wildlife corridor that runs along the Pacific Coast, from the Baja Peninsula to the Beaufort Sea.
Frink, who is related to Nathaniel Ransom, recounts Ransom's four whaling voyages from 1860 to 1875 as a seaman, harpooner, and third mate on the Barnstable, Sea Breeze, Navy, John Wells, and Illinois, which traveled to the Cape of Good Hope, India Ocean, Tasman Sea, Pacific Ocean, Atlantic Ocean, Okhotsk Sea, Bering Sea, Beaufort Sea, and Chukchi Sea.
Other than timing, Senior Vice President Bart Cahir said Imperial doesn't "envision any material changes" to the multibillion-dollar project, which would carry natural gas from three fields near the coast of the Beaufort Sea down the Mackenzie Valley through a 1,200-km pipeline.
In the Alaskan part of the Beaufort Sea, exploration drilling has been under way since the first federal/state lease sale held in 1979.
Chevron Corp has decided to abandon "indefinitely" its arctic offshore drilling program in Beaufort Sea in Canada over the industry's economic uncertainty, mired by the falling oil prices in the global market over the last six months.
The sensor used for the research was located more than 150 feet below the surface of the Beaufort Sea, approximately 350 miles from Alaska's north slope.
A research team led by Son Nghiem of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, used satellite data to examine sea ice extent in the Beaufort Sea from 1979 to 2012 and compared it to reports of discharge into the sea from the Mackenzie River.

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