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  Komandorski Islands - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The Komandorski Islands or Commander Islands (Russian: Командо́рские острова́) are a group of treeless islands east of the Kamchatka Peninsula in the Russian Far East, in the Bering Sea.
Geologically, although separated from the rest of the chain by several hundred miles, the Commander Islands are the westernmost extension of the Aleutian Islands.
Aleut (Unangan) people came to the Komandorski Islands early in the 19th century from the Aleutians.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Komandorski_Islands   (234 words)

  
 Aleutian Islands
The great majority of the islands bear evident marks of volcanic origin, and there are numerous volcanic cones on the north side of the chain, some of them active; many of the islands, however, are not wholly volcanic, but contain crystalline or sedimentary rocks, and also amber and beds of lignite.
The climate of the islands is oceanic, with moderate and fairly uniform temperatures and heavy rainfall.
The population of Unalaska Island in 1900 was 575 Aleuts and 66 whites.
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 Komandorski Islands: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Mednyi island (russian ostrov mednyi or "copper island"), sometimes called in english copper island, is one of two islands in the komandorski islands...
Nikolskoye is a village on bering island in the komandorski islands, east of russia....
Atka island is an island in the andreanof islands of the aleutian islands of alaska, at....
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/k/ko/komandorski_islands.htm   (427 words)

  
 Aleutian Islands - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The islands, with their 57 volcanoes, are in the northern part of the Pacific Ring of Fire.
The island chain is a western continuation of the Aleutian Range on the mainland.
After the ships were separated by a storm, Chirikov discovered several eastern islands of the Aleutian group, and Bering discovered several of the western islands, finally being wrecked and losing his life on the island of the Komandorski Islands (Commander Islands) that now bears his name (Bering Island).
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 Pravda.RU:Ecological disaster on Komandorski Islands, Bering Sea   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Birds are dying around the Komandorski Islands in the Bering Sea due to hazardous chemicals spilled in the area.
In spring 2003 the Komandorski Islands received the status of an international biosphere reserve and are considered the world's natural heritage.
The coast waters of the islands are inhabited by 21 kinds of whales and cetaceans, and the islands themselves by about 300,000 fur-seals and sea lions, as well as by over 500,000 of rare northern birds.
newsfromrussia.com /accidents/2003/08/12/49218_.html   (241 words)

  
 Aleutian Islands - QuickSeek Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The Aleutian Islands (possibly from Chukchi aliat, "island") are a chain of more than 300 small volcanic islands forming an island arc situated in the Northern Pacific Ocean, occupying an area of 6,821 sq mi (17,666 sq km) and extending about 1,200 mi (1,900 km) westward from the Alaska Peninsula toward the Kamchatka Peninsula.
The islands with their 57 volcanoes are located in the northern part of the Pacific Ring of Fire.
In the 2000 census, there was a population of 8,162 on the islands, of which 4,283 were living in the main settlement of Unalaska.
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 Battle of the Komandorski Islands - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Battle of the Komandorski Islands was one of the most unusual engagements of World War II.
It took place on 27 March 1943 in the North Pacific Area of the Pacific Ocean Areas, near the Komandorski Islands.
However, the local date at Komandorski Islands was March 27th.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Battle_of_the_Komandorski_Islands   (423 words)

  
 Komandorski Islands - TheBestLinks.com - Commander Islands, Aleutian Islands, Aleut, Whale, ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Commander Islands, Komandorski Islands, Aleutian Islands, Aleut, Island, Whale...
The Komandorski Islands or Commander Islands, (in Russian, Komandorskiye Ostrova) are a group of treeless islands east of the Kamchatka Peninsula in the Russian Far East, in the Bering Sea.
Aleuts (Unangan) people came to the Komandorski Islands early in the 19th century from the Aleutian Islands.
www.thebestlinks.com /Commander_Islands.html   (194 words)

  
 Geography and weather   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The Aleutian Islands are a one-thousand mile stretch of volcanic islands in the northern waters of the Pacific Ocean.
The Islands are sub-arctic, but they are subject to extreme weather conditions such as very regionalized areas of dense fog neighbored by clear skies, or the williwaw, which is a sudden vicious storm with extremely intense wind.
The islands are rocky and void of all plant life with the exception of low-growing spruce trees and tundra moss.
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 Aleuts articles on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Aleut ALEUT [Aleut], native inhabitant of the Aleutian Islands and W Alaska.
Aleutian Islands ALEUTIAN ISLANDS [Aleutian Islands], chain of rugged, volcanic islands curving c.1,200 mi (1,900 km) west from the tip of the Alaska Peninsula and approaching Russia's Komandorski Islands.
Pribilof Islands PRIBILOF ISLANDS [Pribilof Islands], group of four volcanic islands, off SW Alaska in the Bering Sea, c.230 mi (370 km) N of the Aleutian Islands; explored and named in 1786 by Gerasim Pribilof, a Russian navigator.
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 Komandorski Islands: Free Encyclopedia Articles at Questia.com Online Library   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
At the end of the Paleocene, as a result...preserved moraines are hence found on raised islands of Mesozoic and Tertiary rocks.
The Admiralty Islands are part of the Bismarck Archipelago.
Beringa, largest of the Komandorski Islands, c.55 mi (90 km) long and up to c.15 mi (20 km) wide, off Kamchatka peninsula, E Russian Far East, in the Bering Sea.
www.questia.com /library/encyclopedia/komandorski_islands.jsp   (569 words)

  
 Aleutian Islands: Free Encyclopedia Articles at Questia.com Online Library   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Some of the islands are the home of...the fauna of the Aleutians; from continental...Sumatra, and other islands situated on the...the insert of the Aleutian Islands, upon a projection...
Birding at the Edge: Attu, the Outermost of the Aleutian Islands, Is Remote, Primitive and Cold, but Its the Unlikeliest...Anchorage, past the 180th meridian, to the end of the Aleutian Islands: to Attu, the Holy Grail of North American birding...
...Attu, the outermost of the Aleutian Islands, is remote, primitive, and cold...Attu, the outermost of the Aleutian Islands, is remote, primitive, and cold...meridian, to the end of the Aleutian Islands: to Attu, the Holy Grail of...
www.questia.com /library/encyclopedia/aleutian_islands.jsp   (1826 words)

  
 Aleutian Islands - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Image:Aleutians-space.jpg The islands, known before 1867 as the Catherine Archipelago, comprise four groups— the Fox, Andreanof, Rat and Near Islands.
Image:North-Pacific-air-routes.png The great majority of the islands bear evident marks of volcanic origin, and there are numerous volcanic cones on the north side of the chain, some of them active; many of the islands, however, are not wholly volcanic, but contain crystalline or sedimentary rocks, and also amber and beds of lignite.
Image:AleutianIslands.jpg The climate of the islands is oceanic, with moderate and fairly uniform temperatures and heavy rainfall.
www.educhy.com /index.php/Aleutian_Islands   (1655 words)

  
 RedOrbit - Images Of The Day - Vortex Street and Glory   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The MODIS on the Aqua satellite acquired this interesting image on May 31, 2006, showing Guadalupe Island, which is off the coast of Mexico's Baja Peninsula.
Turbulence, caused by the wind passing over the island, can produce pronounced eddies that swirl the clouds into a pattern called a vortex "street".
The swirls extend south from the island, which is visible through the break in the clouds.
www.redorbit.com /images/iod/?k=3&u=99&y=2003&m=10&d=1   (327 words)

  
 MODIS Website   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The Aleutian Islands and the Alaskan peninsula are shown in this image acquired by the MODIS on the Terra satellite, on May 25th, 2006.
Nearly all of the islands are part of Alaska, but at the extreme western end of the archipelago are the small, geologically-related, but remote Komandorski Islands, which are considered part of Russia.
The Aleutian islands, with 57 volcanoes among them, are in the northern part of the Pacific Ring of Fire.
modis.gsfc.nasa.gov /gallery/individual.php?db_date=2006-05-30   (139 words)

  
 Aleutian Islands Alaska
The Aleutian Islands are a chain of small volcanic islands forming an
The islands are located in the northern part of the Pacific Ring of Fire.
Dutch Harbor is the largest town on the islands.
www.alaskatrekker.com /aleutians.htm   (556 words)

  
 Birds and All Nature: Threatened Extermination of the Fur Seal
The existence of the herds, however, demands the further protection of the females when they are feeding or migrating in the open sea beyond the usual three-mile limit of territorial jurisdiction.
This gave an annual total on the American, or Pribilof, islands of about 2,000,000 animals of all classes, while on the Russian, or Komandorski, islands there were about 1,000,000.
In 1897 there were about 130,000 breeding seals on the American islands, or about 400,000 animals of all classes, while on the Russian islands there were less than 65,000 breeding animals, or less than 200,000 of all classes.
www.birdnature.com /nov1899/seal.html   (633 words)

  
 Copper Island: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The komandorski islands or commander islands, (in russian, komandorskiye ostrova) are a group of treeless islands east of the kamchatka peninsula...
Attu is the name of an island in alaska and of a loran station on that island....
The resulting "island" was called Kuparisaari (meaning "Copper Island") by Finnish[For more facts and a topic of this subject, click this link] settlers to the area.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /enc3/copper_island   (1113 words)

  
 Battle of Komandorski Island: 27 March 1943 by Vincent P. O'Hara
The Japanese invaded Kiska Island in the Aleutians chain in June, 1942 in a sideshow to the Midway campaign, Subsequently they took Attu Island 200 miles east, at the end of the chain.
For their part, the Japanese considered evacuating the two islands during the winter of 1942-43, but reinforced them instead to guard against an American attempt to leapfrog over to the Kurile Islands, not as a prelude to an advance up the chain toward the Alaska mainland.
When dawn broke on the morning of March 26, the American task force was east of the International Date Line, (so it was actually March 27) 180 miles west of Attu and a hundred miles south of the Russian Komandorski Islands, sweeping north by east, strung out in a scouting line six miles long.
www.microworks.net /pacific/battles/kommandorski_islands.htm   (3111 words)

  
 USS OAKLAND HISTORY 1943
Battle of the Komandorski Islands is fought between a task group comprising 2 cruisers and 4 destroyers (Rear Adm. C.
Battle of Kolombangara is fought in the darkness off Kolombangara, Solomon Islands, as a task force, consisting of 3 cruisers and 10 destroyers (Rear Adm. W.
Troops land on Mono and Stirling Islands in the Treasury Island Group, Solomon Islands; pre-invasion bombardment and covering for the landings are provided by United States naval vessels and aircraft.
www.rtcol.com /~weshortz/history/hist43.htm   (2368 words)

  
 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Japanese force of 20 destroyers en route to evacuate troops from Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands, is attacked by aircraft from Henderson Field, Guadalcanal, and motor torpedo boats.
Japanese cruiser and 22 destroyers en route to evacuate troops from Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands, are attacked by aircraft from Henderson Field, Guadalcanal; 4 enemy destroyers are damaged.
Japanese force of 18 destroyers en route to Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands, to evacuate troops is attacked by aircraft from Henderson Field, Guadalcanal; 2 enemy destroyers are damaged.
history.acusd.edu /cdr2/BYRD/NAVAL_CH/CHR43.TXT   (8341 words)

  
 Attu--Reading 1
At first the Japanese planned to hold the islands only until the onslaught of winter, but soon decided to remain in the Aleutians so as to deny the enemy use of the islands.
In mid-August the commander concluded that the Americans were preparing to invade Kiska and decided to move the Attu garrison to that island.
Too few in number to begin anew on their island, the Attuans resettled on Atka Island in the Aleutians, together with the inhabitants of that place.
www.cr.nps.gov /nr/twhp/wwwlps/lessons/7attu/7facts1.htm   (1601 words)

  
 USS Oakland CL-95 History 1943
Island, Calif.; first ship of this type to be placed in commission.
Islands spanned 6 months and was the initial United States offensive move in the
Betio, Tarawa Atoll, and Makin in the Gilbert Islands, are declared
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 USN Ships--USS Salt Lake City (CA-25)
There, on 26 March 1943 she was the largest U.S. ship present during the Battle of the Komandorski Islands, and was again damaged by Japanese shells.
These included the seizure of the Gilbert Islands in November 1943, the invasion of the Marshalls in January and February 1944, and raids on Japanese bases in February-April.
Ford Island is at the left, with USS Oklahoma (BB-37) under salvage at the extreme left, just beyond Salt Lake City's forward superstructure.
www.history.navy.mil /photos/sh-usn/usnsh-s/ca25.htm   (978 words)

  
 Pacific War Maps   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
By March, 1943, the Americans were beginning to get serious about retaking the islands of Attu and Kiska, which had been captured by the Japanese in 1942.
Consequently, they placed a squadron in the area tasked with inderdicting any Japanese resupply convoys to the area.
The Japanese commander, Boshiro Hosogaya, was retired from naval service shortly thereafter as a result of his rather under-aggressive performance.
www.combinedfleet.com /btl_kom.htm   (209 words)

  
 Pravda.RU Experts examine the area of chemical spill on Commander Islands
The carrier company asserts the container was lost last March, supposedly, in the area of the Aleutian islands 100 miles from the Bering island, but not at the coast of the Korean peninsula, as was said before.
Last spring The Commander islands got the status of international biosphere sanctuary and were included into the global nature heritage.
There are schools of 21 kinds of whales and whale-like animals in the coastal waters of the islands, whereas Commander islands themselves have about 300 000 seals and otters, as well as over 500 000 rare Northern birds.
newsfromrussia.com /accidents/2003/08/14/49270.html   (2081 words)

  
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It is located approximately 1340 miles west southwest from Anchorage, Alaska, and 870 miles east of Petropavlovsk, Kamchatka, in the Russian Far East.
The second was "Milrow," a one megaton device exploded on 2 Oct 1969, 4,000 feet below the surface of the island.
The third device, "Cannikan," weighing in at 5 megatons, was detonated on 6 Nov 1971.
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