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Polar Times #3
Polar Times #3
The Polar Environment Times No 3 was launched at the Arctic Marine Strategic Plan workshop in Reykjavik, Iceland. This issue features articles from several of the ministers that went to Svalbard in August, views on Antarctica and a story on NATO bombing Saami ranges in northern Norway
Available online at: http://www.grida.no/publications/et/
Larsen ice shelf, Antarctic peninsula
07 Oct 2006 - by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
South America, southern ice fields
In Southern South America there are primarily three ice fields with major glaciers - the Northern and Southern Patagonian Icefield in the Andes, and then Cordillera Darwin in the very south. All of these are very vulnera...
17 Mar 2006 - by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Arctic, AMAP and CAFF area
Identifying and defining the Arctic is not necessarily obvious, as this map illustrates. The Arctic Council working groups on conservation and pollution operate with slightly different definitions due to both practical a...
01 Nov 2006 - by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Aleutian and Pribilof Islands, reference map
This map locates two groups of islands, outside continental Alaska - the Pribiliof and Aleutian Islands. These islands are located in the Pacific Ocean and the south end of the Bering Sea in the Arctic, and are a part of...
17 Mar 2006 - by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Antarctica, overview
Antarctic is the fifth largest continent of the world at 14 million square kilometres and is covered in a permanent continental ice. The ice is distributed in two major ice sheets, the East Antarctic and the West Antarct...
17 Mar 2006 - by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Nenets Autonomous Okrug, reference map
Nenets Autonomous Okrug is an administrative region in Arctic Northwest Russia, covering some 176000 sq km of tundra and marshland. The capital city of the region is Narian-Mar. Off the coast are parts of the Arctic ocea...
17 Mar 2006 - by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal