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    Re: Nansen question
    From: George Huxtable
    Date: 2009 Dec 11, 00:47 -0000

    Yes, it was on the Fram expedition of 1893-96, , when Nansen made the
    observation sthat led to the Ekman spiral, according to "The Oceans",
    Sverdup, Johnson, and Fleming (1942), page 492.
    
    I have the two volumes of Nansen's "Furthest North", but a very-quick scan
    from the index has only led to passages which seem to imply that ice was
    drifting straight downwind, not at an angle. But Nansen says that further
    publications will follow with the scientific details. He later published
    "Some results of the Norwegian Arctic Expredition 1893-96", which might be
    productive, but I don't know it.
    
    George
    
    contact George Huxtable, at  george{at}hux.me.uk
    or at +44 1865 820222 (from UK, 01865 820222)
    or at 1 Sandy Lane, Southmoor, Abingdon, Oxon OX13 5HX, UK.
    ----- Original Message -----
    From: "Apache Runner" 
    To: 
    Sent: Thursday, December 10, 2009 11:35 PM
    Subject: [NavList 11077] Nansen question
    
    
    | Does anyone know the original publication of Nansen's work that led to the
    | Eckman theory of currents?
    |
    | As I recall, he noticed that icebergs moved at some angle (30-40 degrees)
    | with respect to the direction that the wind was blowing them and deduced
    | that it was due to the combination of the wind and the Coriolis effect.
    | That observation was the basis of the Eckman theory.   I'm curious about
    the
    | expedition this was sighted on.    I think it was the famous Polar drift
    of
    | the Fram, but I'm not sure.   I don't recall seeing it written in Furthest
    | North (quite a tale, too), so I'm assuming it was a scientific
    publication.
    |
    | Anyone know?
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