Amundsen


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Norwegian explorer who was the first to traverse the Northwest Passage and in 1911 the first to reach the South Pole (1872-1928)

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By 1905 Amundsen had navigated the Northwest Passage in the Arctic.
The meteorological conditions during the Amundsen and Scott South Pole expeditions in 1911/12 are examined using a combination of observations collected during the expeditions as well as modern reanalysis and reconstructed pressure datasets.
Musicians, artists, writers and sculptors are among those to have visited Pole in the years since Amundsen led the way, and it has left its mark on all of them.
The Electric Power Research Institute, a company that conducts research and development relating to the generation, delivery and use of electricity for the benefit of the public, has honoured Jim Amundsen, supervisor of component and material testing for FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Company, with a Technology Transfer award at the EPRI Technology Transfer awards.
Eventually the reader is brought back to the point when Amundsen was able to acquire Nansen's blessing for the use of Fram, in which he and his men and dogs were transported to Antarctica.
Dr Ian Joughin at the University of Washington said that the study has revealed many strong points relating to the strong thinning along the Amundsen Coast, which indicates that the region is in the early stages of collapse.
Rignot provided a grim conclusion that the glaciers in the West Antarctica's Amundsen Sea sector "have passed the point of no return.
However, Amundsen was always looking to fund the next adventure.
Another group of soldiers took on the role of the Amundsen team and, just like the original race staged 100 years ago, the men following the route taken by the famous Norwegian adventurer reached the South Pole first.
Basics THE note was written as Scott's party trudged back from the Pole following the devastating discovery that Norwegian adventurer Roald Amundsen and his group had reached the world's southernmost point before them.
After setting off on their epic journey from Cardiff in 1910, they arrived 33 days after Amundsen on January 17, 1912, and died on their return journey the following March.
486 million, according to ADOT&PF Project Manager Jim Amundsen.
The pair started the new year racing to the pole in a challenge inspired by Captain Scott and Roald Amundsen in the Extreme World Races Scott/Amundsen Centenary Race.
AMUNDSEN AT THE SOUTH POLE (The New York Times, New York)
The pencil sketches record the devastating moment in 1912 the explorer and his team realised their Norwegian rival Roald Amundsen had beaten them to the South Pole.