Spitsbergen


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islands in the Svalbard archipelago to the east of northern Greenland

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Pumped-up, muscular mountains grow thinner and sharper as we head west, explaining why 16th century Dutch navigator Willem Barentsz named this island Spitsbergen - which translates as "pointed mountains".
Snowmobile guide Marthe Pumped-up, muscular mountains grow thinner and sharper as we head west, explaining why 16th century Dutch navigator Willem Barentsz named this island Spitsbergen - which translates as "pointed mountains".
Hours after leaving Longyearbyen, passengers aboard the Polar Pioneer watch a short video, produced by the Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators (AECO), on how to behave while making trips ashore during their ten-day circumnavigation of Spitsbergen.
National historical traditions contribute to multiple and competing narratives regarding the colonization of Spitsbergen, including one hypothesis dating to the Stone Age.
They explored Nordaustlandet, the second largest and most northerly island of the archipelago, and Hinlopen Strait between it and northeastern Spitsbergen.
Olsen is offering guests the chance to visit this fascinating region on five different cruises, including Balmoral's 14-night L1615 The Wonders of Spitsbergen sailing, to explore the snow-capped mountains, glaciers and elusive wildlife of Svalbard, the Norwegian archipelago in the Arctic Ocean.
What Spitsbergen - Norway's most northerly outpost - lacks in regular climate, however, it more than makes up for with exciting and unusual local pursuits.
Studying supercomputer simulations of atmospheric conditions on the day of the flight and double-checking Byrd's navigation techniques, a researcher at Ohio State University, Columbus, has determined that Byrd indeed neared the Pole, but likely only flew within 80 miles of it before turning back to the Norwegian island of Spitsbergen.
The island of Spitsbergen, within the Svalbard archipelago in Arctic Norway, is home to polar bears.
Specifically, the study authors examined mitochondrial DNA from whales from all four or five putative populations -- the Canada-Greenland population (sometimes designated as two separate populations, the Baffin Bay-Davis Strait and Hudson Bay-Foxe Basin populations), Bering-Beaufort-Chuckchi Seas, the Okhotsk, and the Spitsbergen populations -- for the purpose of gauging gene flow between those groups.
NASDAQ: RNET) said it has signed a two-year contract extension to continue delivering managed communications for two world-class semi-submersible offshore drilling rigs: Transocean Barents and Transocean Spitsbergen, both operating in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea.
The island is located in the western part of the Barents Sea, approximately halfway between Spitsbergen and the North Cape.
The Norwegian archipelago of Spitsbergen or Svalbard (it means cold coast), last stop before the North Pole, is popular for tourist expeditions, with dramatic scenery and wildlife, including polar bears - there's around 2,500.
According to the paper, the commission's annual report warned that hackers on four occasions used a ground station in Spitsbergen, Norway, to interfere with the US satellites Landsat 7 and Terra (EOS AM-1).
The researchers examined rock cores from the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum (PETM) event that were collected in Spitsbergen, Norway.