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  Lena
Lena is a river of Siberia, rising at the height of 1640 m in the Baikal Mountains[?], 20 km west side of Lake Baikal.
The total length of the river is estimated at 4310 km (2860 m.), 3380 km (2100 m.) of which is navigable.
The area of the Lena river basin[?] is calculated at 2,500,000 km²; (805,000 sq.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/le/Lena.html   (255 words)

  
 Encyclopedia of the Arctic
The Lena is one of the longest rivers in the world, and at 4,400 km, the longest river in the Russian Federation.
The Lena river is an important waterway and navigable for almost all its length beginning with the village of Kachuga 4,125 km from its mouth.
Spring drifting of the ice in the Upper Lena begins in late April and by the end of the first ten days of June the Lena river waters are flowing to the Laptev Sea.
www.routledge-ny.com /ref/arctic/lena.html   (834 words)

  
 The Lena River
Lena is the seventh-longest river in the world, flowing 2,734 miles across the Far East regions of Russia, forming near Lake Baykal and flowing northeast to the Arctic Ocean.
river is home to many kinds of animal and plant life but only for a few months out of the year; the rest of the time, the river is frozen solid.
Laptev Sea, into which the Lena River empties, helps keep the temperature of the world's northernmost regions regulated, through large blocks of ice that from from the Lena's outflow and then break off when the temperature rises at the river's mouth, drifting off to cool.
www.socialstudiesforkids.com /articles/geography/lenariver.htm   (182 words)

  
 Lena River - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The total length of the river is estimated at 4,400 km (2,800 m.
The area of the Lena river basin is calculated at 2,490,000 km².
The adoption of the Lena, which is much stronger and flows in the opposite direction to the Volga, would be an obvious choice for Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov but one that is refuted due to the fact that when the name was first used he had no disagreement with Plekhanov.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Lena_River   (419 words)

  
 Lena - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Lena, river, Siberia Russia, rising west of Lake Baikal.
Horne, Lena, born in 1917, American popular singer and actress, known for her elegant style and striking appearance.
- river in Siberian Russia that rises in southern Siberia and flows northward before emptying into the Laptev Sea, an arm of the Arctic Ocean.
ca.encarta.msn.com /Lena.html   (76 words)

  
 Lena   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
The Lena River, with a length of 4,319 km, is the longest river in the Russia [18-i01].
The river rises a few kilometers west of Lake Baikal, on the western slopes of the Baikal Mountains, at an elevation of 1800 m.
As the southern end of the river begins to melt, blocks of ice travel downstream to the still frozen delta, pile up, and often obstruct the flow of water [18-i01].
www.geol.lsu.edu /WDD/ASIAN/Lena/lena.htm   (1099 words)

  
 Ust-Lensky
The enormous delta of the Lena River - with its thousands of islands, lakes, and channels - is one of the most spectacular wonders of the Russian Arctic.
The Lena River carries dead trees from the taiga to its delta.
Beluga whales (Delphinapterus leucas) swim in the outer reaches of the Lena Delta and the Laptev Sea; in 1987, a herd of 120 whales was observed in the largest of the delta's channels.
www.wild-russia.org /bioregion1/Ust-Lensky/1_ustlen.htm   (1777 words)

  
 Sokol Tours: Destinations: Waterways: Lena River (Russia)
The mighty Lena River is the second biggest river in water volume in Russia (after the Yenisei) and 9-10th longest in the world, yet it is virtually unknown outside of Russia.
The Lena is a godsend for travellers as it is one of the most interesting ways of exploring hidden corners of Russia.
Lena is ice free for 5-6 months in the south and between 4-5 months in the north.
www.sokoltours.com /destination.phtml?m=510   (365 words)

  
 Lena - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
Lena, river, easternmost of the great rivers of Siberia, c.2,670 mi (4,300 km) long, rising near Lake Baykal, SE Siberian Russia.
Coal and gold are found along the Lena and its tributaries (the Vitim and the Aldan).
LENA HAD NO FEAR OF DEATH; The child star's best friend tells how Lena wanted to find an end to the anorexia which had plagued her life.(Features)
www.encyclopedia.com /doc/1E1-lena.html   (467 words)

  
 WWF Global 200 Ecoregions -- Lena River Delta
The Lena River Delta is an unusual arctic delta and an important area for nesting and migrating birds.
Just one small part of it, the Lena River Delta, is a haven for numerous species of birds, fish, and other animals.
The Lena River is one of the longest rivers in the world.
www.nationalgeographic.com /wildworld/profiles/g200/g160.html   (420 words)

  
 Welcome To Yakutia! The Lena river
The Lena is one of the ten greatest rivers on the planet.
Beginning in the mountains of the Baikal range the Lena flows 4400 kilometers to the Arctic Ocean.
Some of the Lena's tributaries, such as the Vitim, the Olyokma, the Aldan, and the Vilyuy, are longer than some of the greatest rivers in Europe.
www.yakutiatravel.com /eng/travdir/lena.htm   (178 words)

  
 Due North on the Lena River
USC scientists and a team of undergraduate and graduate students journeyed this past summer to the Lena River in Russia, the world‘s seventh-largest river.
The Lena River‘s increasing flow of water is believed to be affecting deep currents in the Atlantic Ocean, which in turn could prove to have vast effects on global climate.
A six-page article gleaned from USC student journals on the Lena River voyage appears in the December 2003 Carolinian.
www.sc.edu /carolinian/features/fea_1203_01.html   (138 words)

  
 Lenape Nation - A Tribal Community
A treaty of renewed brotherhood was signed by the Lena'pe and a number of organizations: environmental groups, churches, historical societies, and sincerely committed individuals, who wish actively to support the Lena'pe culture and to help sustain their people, language, and way of life.
To journey down the Lena'pe Sipu (Delaware River) in a joint effort to raise awareness, awaken the spirit, and bestow the past, environmentally, culturally and historically, to the future.
To promote the awareness that the Lenape people living in Pennsylvania are carrying on their traditions, culture and spiritual beliefs, and that they are engaged in numerous projects to provide practical ways for all citizens to respect and protect our homeland and the health, welfare and future of the next seven generations of our children.
www.lenapenation.org /risingnationjourney.html   (357 words)

  
 ScienceDaily: Earth From Space: Unique Arctic Landscape Surveyed By Proba
The Delta is located at the endof the 4400-km-long course of the Lena River, one of the longest riversin the world.
All terraces undergo heavy changes interms of river bank erosion, island migration or thermal erosion.Another interesting feature is the presence of river ice on somesandbanks in the lower right of the scene, which remained from thespring river ice break-up approximately two weeks earlier.
The source of a river may be a lake, a spring, or a collection of small streams, known as headwaters.
www.sciencedaily.com /releases/2005/08/050805103748.htm   (1838 words)

  
 EO Newsroom: New Images - Flooding on the Lena River, Russia
This pair of true-color images acquired by the Moderate-resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA's Terra satellite show the spring thaw and resulting flooding of the Lena River, a principal waterway of eastern Siberia.
The region is experiencing its worst flooding in one hundred years, with hundreds of thousands of people being affected by the floodwaters that have resulted from the melting of the snow pack accumulated over a particularly harsh Siberian winter.
At the mouth of the Lena River is a delta that is about 250 miles wide.
earthobservatory.nasa.gov /Newsroom/NewImages/images.php3?img_id=4895   (284 words)

  
 ASTER Image Gallery: Lena River, Russia
The Lena River, Russia empties into the Arctic Ocean and forms a delta 400 km wide, and with an area greater than 10,000 km square.
The delta is frozen tundra for about 7 months of the year, but spring warming transforms the region into a lush wetland.
The ASTER image was acquired July 16, 2005, covers an area of 60.6 x 93.8 km, and is located near 72.2 degrees north latitude, 128.0 degrees east longitude.
asterweb.jpl.nasa.gov /gallery-detail.asp?name=lena   (89 words)

  
 Ahoy - Mac's Web Log-The Top Ten Rivers of the World-
It has three major rivers contributing to it, the Blue Nile with its source in Ethiopia near Lake Tana, north of Khartoum, the White Nile and Blue Nile are joined by the Atbara, which also was born in the highlands of Ethiopia.
The Lena River is born in the mountains west of Lake Baikal, in south eastern Siberia, and to its mouth on the Laptev Sea in the Arctic it drains some 961,000 square miles.
Polygon Ponds at the Delta of the Lena River.
ahoy.tk-jk.net /macslog/TheTopTenRiversoftheWorld.html   (2060 words)

  
 Lena River:  North-flowing River of Eastern Siberia
Lena River seen from space: photos show it frozen on May 21, 2001, flooding seven days later, and photo of Upper Lena River.
Ust-Lensky or Lena River Delta Region: second largest river delta in the world, vital breeding grounds for migratory birds in the summer, home year round to polar bear and Arctic Fox.
Lena River rises in the Baikal mountains just west of Lake Baikal, then flows north and east to the Arctic Ocean.
www.workingdogweb.com /Lena-River.htm   (1372 words)

  
 ESA - Observing the Earth - Earth from Space: unique Arctic landscape surveyed by Proba
The Lena Delta, covering an area of about 32 000 square kilometres, is a haven for Arctic wildlife that transforms for five months each summer from frozen tundra to fertile wetlands.
The Delta is located at the end of the 4400-km-long course of the Lena River, one of the longest rivers in the world.
Another interesting feature is the presence of river ice on some sandbanks in the lower right of the scene, which remained from the spring river ice break-up approximately two weeks earlier.
www.esa.int /esaEO/SEMHJN808BE_index_0.html   (605 words)

  
 Welcome To Yakutia! Lena river trips
The Ura River's mouth is guarded by the famous 'Bell' and 'Kamennaya' rocks.
The river is deflected off the first pillar into the second on the opposite bank which in turn, ricochets the water into the third and largest on the opposite bank.
The river meanders as it passes through the Lena Delta and widens to 30km as it passes around islands in the river's path.
www.yakutiatravel.com /eng/travdir/lenatrips.htm   (1150 words)

  
 Lena massacre - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Lena massacre or Lena execution (Ленский расстрел in Russian) refers to the shooting of striking goldfield workers by Russia's tsarist army on 17 April 1912
Lenzoloto), located along the shores of the Lena River near the town of Bodaybo north of Irkutsk.
The Duma commission on the Lena execution was headed by Alexander Kerensky.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Lena_massacre   (609 words)

  
 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
617 of the separation that the Lena should be the line of the retreat (Interrupting.) But the Lena extends far away along the coast in branches, and we did not know in what branch we were at the time.
The river is separated in your mind from the delta, is it not ; the delta and the Lena River are two different things, are they not ?—A. Yes, sir.
Now, be kind enough to keep your mind on the Lena River and not on the delta; that is where the confusion exists.
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 Lena - AOL Music
The Lenna (or Lena) picture is one of the most widely used standard test...
The original Lena image was a photograph of a Swedish woman named Lena...
At the mouth of the Lena River is a delta that is about 400 km (250 miles)...
music.aol.com /artist/lena/701630/main   (133 words)

  
 GEO_PLATE_D-11.HTML   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
The Lena River, with a length of 4250 km, is the longest river in the U.S.S.R. A great delta has formed where it empties into the Laptev Sea, a part of the Arctic Ocean (Figure D-11.1) (Suslov, 1961).
At the apex of the delta, the Lena River is complexly braided (D), with many large braid bars and small channels.
As a result, small beaches and complex offshore barriers are present at most of the river mouths of arctic deltas; see Figure D-11.3, showing the Colville Delta, Alaska, U.S.A. The channels in the lower delta are often quite deep, on the order of 15 to 18 m, being much deeper than the upstream segments.
daac.gsfc.nasa.gov /geomorphology/GEO_5/GEO_PLATE_D-11.HTML   (887 words)

  
 Pravda.RU Second Freshet On Lena River Approaches Yakutsk   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
The flood that struck the Republic of Sakha, or Yakutia, has been steadily subsiding ever since the ice blockage that barred the Lena River between the villages of Namtsy and Kangalassy not far from the republic's capital Yakutsk was destroyed by bombing, reported the press service of the Russian emergencies ministry.
Three districts of the capital of Yakutia are already flooded by the rising waters of the Lena River.
The most complex situation persists in the city of Yakutsk in the area in which the level of water in the Lena river exceeds the critical level by 51 centimetres.
newsfromrussia.com /region/2001/05/23/5715.html   (1945 words)

  
 Lena River expedition
Hoping to find clues of global climate change in the world’s seventh-largest river system, a team of USC students and professors will spend seven weeks this summer on the Lena River in northern Russia.
The three-year project, part of the National Science Foundation’s Arctic Freshwater Initiative, is aimed at studying the history of the Lena, which supplies 30 percent of the freshwater discharged into the Arctic Ocean.
They will spend another three weeks on the Lena River delta, taking core samples from the bottom to determine the past history of freshwater flow.
www.sc.edu /usctimes/articles/2003/2003-04/lena_river_expedition.html   (454 words)

  
 EO Newsroom: New Images - Flooding on Russia’s Lena River
The river runs down the left side of the image, and its delta is shrouded in ice (red) at the top of the image.
The river, which is Russia’s longest, flows 2,641 miles (4,250 kilometers) south to north through Siberia and into the Laptev Sea.
As the southern end of the river begins to melt, blocks of ice travel downstream to the still frozen delta, pile up, and often obstruct the flow of water.
earthobservatory.nasa.gov /Newsroom/NewImages/images.php3?img_id=9297   (253 words)

  
 Ecological Tour on the Lena River
It is renowned for its amazingly beautiful and austere northern nature; the diversity of it landscapes- inaccessible mountains, powerful rivers, dense forest, endless tundra; and its unique assemblage of plant and animal species.
Motorboat trip (30 minutes) to Lake Stolb, which according to the legend of the local indigenous people, is the home of the Spirit of the Lena River.
The Lena Pillars are a unique natural phenomenon; they are very steep cliffs, up to 200 meters in height, which extend along the Lena River for 80 kilometers.
www.ecotours.ru /english/tours/lena.htm   (1684 words)

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