Jan Mayen Island in Scientific Focus

Jan Mayen Island in Scientific Focus

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Jan Mayen is a volcanic island surrounded by the deep Greenland, Iceland and Norwegian Seas. This book addresses problems to raise an interest for doing research on this island and in its waters. It recommends how the international scientific community may gain access to this challenging arena for local, regional and Global research.The Dutch archives from the 17th century whaling period tell of problems with both ice and bad weather during the ... The International Polar Year expedition in 1882 met drift-ice 220 km south of Jan Mayen at the end of May and did not manage to get through to land before mid- July. ... still attached to the shoreline as a landing platform for all their building materials, equipment and provisions ( Barr 2003).

Title:Jan Mayen Island in Scientific Focus
Author:Stig Skreslet
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2004-11-30


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