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  VIAALPINA - Mountains in Europe   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The Scandinavian mountain range between Norway and Sweden is one of the oldest ranges in Europe.
The mountains of Great Britain was formed in the same period as the Scandinavian mountains, but here the ravages of time have been even harder, and the mountains are mostly used for hillwalking or hiking.
This long mountain chain, forming the backbone of Italy is populated by an old-time civilization, and the mountains are formed around the same time as the Scandinavian and British mountains.
www.viaalpina.dk /e/b/beuropae.htm   (1575 words)

  
 Scandinavian Mountains - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Scandinavian Mountains, or Skanderna, Kölen or Fjällen, are a mountain range that runs through the Scandinavian Peninsula.
The western sides of the mountains drop precipitously into the North Sea, forming the famous fjords of Norway, while to the east they gradually flatten towards Sweden.
The mountains are not especially large; Galdhøpiggen in southern Norway is the highest, at 2,469 m (8,098 ft).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Scandinavian_mountain_range   (148 words)

  
 MSN Encarta - Norway
The ranges include the Dovrefjell in the north, and the Jotunheimen (“realm of the giants”) in the central region.
The Vestlandet is characterized by the steep descent of the mountains to the sea.
Nord Norge, a vast region of fiords and mountains, is the “land of the midnight sun”.
uk.encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761556517/Norway.html   (974 words)

  
 Scandinavia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The term the Nordic countries is used unambiguously for the Scandinavian kingdoms of Norway, Sweden, Denmark, and the republics of Finland and Iceland.
The name of the Scandinavian mountain range, Skanderna in Swedish, is artificially derived from Skandinavien in the 19th century, in analogy with Alperna for the Alps.
The modern Scandinavian co-operation after World War I also came to include the independent Finland and (since 1944) Iceland and Scandinavian as a political term came to be replaced by the term Nordic countries; and eventually, in 1952, by the Nordic Council institution.
www.bexley.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Scandinavia   (977 words)

  
 Scandinavia: Definition and links.
The end of the Scandinavian political movement came when Denmark was denied military support from Sweden-Norway to annex the (Danish) Duchy of Schleswig, which together with the (German) Duchy of Holstein had been in personal union[?] with Denmark.
Even if a Scandinavian political union never came about there was a Scandinavian Monetary Union[?] established in 1873, with the Krona/Krone as the common currency, and which lasted until World War I.
The modern Scandinavian cooperation after World War I also came to include the independent Finland and Scandinavian as a political term came to be replaced by the term Nordic countries, and eventually by the Nordic council institution, in 1952.
www.encyclopedian.com /sc/Scandinavia.html   (366 words)

  
 wiki/Denmark-Norway Definition / wiki/Denmark-Norway Research   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Scandinavia Scandinavia is the cultural and historic region of the Scandinavian Peninsula.
Scandinavian Mountains The Scandinavian Mountains, or Skanderna, Kölen or Fjällen, are a mountain range that runs through the Scandinavian Peninsula.
Scandinavian Peninsula The Scandinavian Peninsula is a peninsula located at the northwest corner of Europe and encloses the Baltic Sea.
www.elresearch.com /wiki/Denmark-Norway   (1772 words)

  
 Talk:Scandinavian Peninsula - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The name Scandinavia comes from the mountain range that separates Norway and Sweden, thus the name Scandinavian Peninsula.
This is similar to the Appenine Peninsula (Italy) which is named after the Appenine mountain range or the Iberian Peninsula (Spain and Portugal) which is named after the Iberian mountain range.
The name of the Scandinavian mountain range in Swedish is Skanderna, which is a plural form./Mic
www.wikipedia.org /wiki/Talk:Scandinavian_Peninsula   (182 words)

  
 SCANDINAVIA FACTS AND INFORMATION   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The term ''the Nordic_countries'' is used unambiguously for the Scandinavian kingdoms of Norway, Sweden, Denmark, and the republics of Finland and Iceland.
The end of the Scandinavian political movement came when Denmark was denied military support from Sweden-Norway to annex the (Danish) Duchy of Schleswig, which together with the (German) Duchy of Holstein had been in personal_union with Denmark.
The modern Scandinavian co-operation after World_War_I also came to include the independent Finland and (since 1944) Iceland and ''Scandinavian'' as a political term came to be replaced by the term Nordic_countries; and eventually, in 1952, by the Nordic_Council institution.
velocipay.com /Scandinavia   (996 words)

  
 Thụy Điển   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
In the south of Sweden leaf-bearing trees are prolific, in the north ferns and hardy birches dominate the landscape.
In the mountains of northern Sweden a sub-arctic climate predominates.
To the west are the Scandinavian mountain chain, a range that separates Sweden from Norway.
vietnamese.encyclopedia.st /Th%e1%bb%a5y_%c4%90i%e1%bb%83n   (1558 words)

  
 "MOUNTAIN REGIONS OF THE EUROPEAN PART OF RUSSIA: STATUS AND PROBLEMS OF DEVELOPMENT, NATIONAL REPORT- 1996" -Mtn-Forum ...
The mountain massifs of Khibins, Lovozero tundras and the Mountain Ranges Chuna, Volchyi, Salnye tundras, Chiltad, are have high risk of the natural hazards, in particular, of avalanches.
The mountain regions should be given the key role as the elements of spatial stability of the territory and as depositories of valuable natural resources, in particular, of waters and the biological resources.
Mountains of the Urals and the adjacent uplands stretch in the meridional direction from the Arctic coast to semideserts of Kazakstan as a narrow (100-400 km wide) band (Fig.
www.mtnforum.org /resources/library/mabru96a.htm   (9333 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: Scandinavian Peninsula   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The Scandinavian languages are the three mutually intelligible North Germanic languages spoken in Scandinavia: Danish, Norwegian and Swedish.
The name Viking is a loan from the native Scandinavian term for the Norse seafaring warriors who raided the coasts of Scandinavia, the British Isles, and other parts of Europe from the late 8th century to the 11th century, the period of European history referred to as the Viking Age.
The Scandinavian Monetary Union, or Skandinaviska myntunionen in Swedish and Skandinaviske møntunion in Danish, was a monetary union formed by Sweden and Denmark on May 5, 1873 by fixing their currencies against gold at par to each other.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Scandinavian-Peninsula   (625 words)

  
 Facts on Sweden   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The rest of southern Sweden consists of a fairly level but fragmented landscape of primary rock with a varied terrain of fields, hills and lakes that is especially typical of the broad zone between the cities of Stockholm and Göteborg (Gothenburg).
Because of their lime-rich bedrock and favorable local climate, Gotland, Öland and parts of the Scandinavian mountain range have an interesting flora that includes numerous varieties of orchids.
To protect its sensitive natural scenery and examples of its cultural heritage, in 1910 Sweden was the first European country to establish national parks, mainly in the mountainous districts of Norrland but also elsewhere in the country.
www.geocities.com /drottlodge/Swed-Facts.htm   (3040 words)

  
 Norway: Forest Fires and Environmental Management in Norway (IFFN No. 18 - January 1998)
Boreal coniferous forests stretch in from the east towards the Scandinavian mountain range and its alpine ecosystems.
The cultural fire regime, that is to say forest and range fires due to human activity, seems to have been very important in Norway, and somewhat underestimated in current fire debates.
It is possible that the Norwegian coastal mountains and higher elevated forests may be important as refugia for "fire avoiders" and species dependent on continuity in Fennoscandia.
www.fire.uni-freiburg.de /iffn/country/no/no_1.htm   (1524 words)

  
 Norway [Definition]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
It is located between Greenland and the north of Norway at 71° N 8° W. The island is mountainous, the highest summit being Beerenberg in the north (2277 m)....
The VikingThe name Viking is a loan from the native Scandinavian term for the Norse seafaring warriors who raided the coasts of Scandinavia, Europe and the British Isles from the late 8th century to the 11th century, the period of European history referred to as the Viking Age.
The landscape is generally rugged and mountainous, topped by glaciersA glacier is a large, long-lasting river of ice that is formed on land and moves in response to gravity.
www.wikimirror.com /Norway   (11790 words)

  
 Stockholm Glaciology - Cecilia Richardson-Näslund   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
On ice shelves the spatial variability is less than 10%, in grounded coastal areas it ranges between 20-40% and on the high altitude plateau it ranges up to 20%.
It is suggested that the optimal place in Scandinavia to search for glacier ice that contains paleoclimatic signals is in the eastern part of the Scandinavian mountain range, where the climate is relatively dry and the glacier mass turnover is low.
It is also concluded that glacial cirques are in general not good proxy data for climatic reconstructions, since the climatic conditions required for the excavation of glacial cirques are not well understood.
www.glaciology.su.se /people/CR/abstract.html   (486 words)

  
 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Europe
The political boundary extends beyond the Ural Mountains towards the east, and beyond the Ural River to the south and west runs along the range called Obtschei Syrt and the Usen River, and encloses within the eastern boundary of Europe the whole of the Caucasus.
The ranges of Andalusia in Southern Spain find their continuation in the Atlas range, which bends to the east and reappears in Europe in the mountains of the northern coast of Sicily and the Apennines.
The Scandinavian Peninsula is halved by an uninhabited mountain range, thus permitting the existence of two countries, Norway and Sweden.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/05607b.htm   (7576 words)

  
 Scottish Mountain Range
Nevis Range is one of the premier tourist attractions in the Scottish Highlands, no visit is complete without a trip on Britain's only mountain...
range of prints showcases the inspirational photography of Scottish-based mountaineer Ian Evans, a sensitive observer of landscape and light whose understanding of the mountain...
Scottish Mountain Gear Limited is a new company established to incorporate the businesses Tent Repair Service and Scottish Mountain Gear.
www.office-space-to-let.co.uk /officespace/scottish_mountain_range.html   (520 words)

  
 Learn more about List of mountain ranges in the online encyclopedia.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Learn more about List of mountain ranges in the online encyclopedia.
This is a list of mountain ranges organized alphabetically by continent.
Ranges on other astronomical bodies are listed afterward.
www.onlineencyclopedia.org /l/li/list_of_mountain_ranges.html   (141 words)

  
 NEWS '95: From coast to mountain range: rock-art at Nordmøre, Norway
NEWS '95: From coast to mountain range: rock-art at Nordmøre, Norway
Further inland, at the Trollheimen and Oppdal mountains, Early Mesolithic settlements also are found, of which those found at Ålbusetra to the east of Oppdal, have been radiocarbon dated (the oldest datings, that is) to c.
Either this area was of little interest to the first settlers, which seems to have been the case for the low mountain area between the Trondheim fjord and the coast, or the lack of finds is due to the fact that there has been virtually no search for early settlements in the area.
www.afs.org /partners/rus/event/rockart/sognn.htm   (2067 words)

  
 PTOLEMY (CLAUDIUS PTOLEMAEUS) - Online Information article about PTOLEMY (CLAUDIUS PTOLEMAEUS)
Ptolemy also supposed the northern coast of Germany, beyond the Cimbric Chersonese (Denmark), to be the southern shore of the Northern Ocean, with a general direction from west to east.
Of the almost wholly landlocked Baltic he was entirely ignorant, as well as of the Scandinavian Peninsula; his Scandia is an island smaller than Corsica, lying in the true position of southern central Sweden.
While Strabo was fully alive to the importance of the rivers and mountain chains which (in his own phrase) " geographize " a country, Ptolemy deals with this part of his subject in so careless a manner as to be often worse than useless.
encyclopedia.jrank.org /PRE_PYR/PTOLEMY_CLAUDIUS_PTOLEMAEUS_.html   (9570 words)

  
 Influence of non-hydrostatic gravity waves on the stratospheric flow field above Scandinavia
For example, the record low temperature of -94.5 C measured at 26 km some 500 km downstream of the Scandinavian mountain range could be simulated successfully by the mesoscale model (Dörnbrack et al., 1999).
The second part comprises the small-scale numerical simulations of the three-dimensional flow over the Scandinavian mountain range by means of the code EULAG by Piotr K Smolarkiewicz.
Here, the influence of shorter, non-hydrostatic mountain waves will be studied and compared with independent observations of European and international field campaigns.
www.ecmwf.int /about/special_projects/doernbrack_non-hydro.gravity-stratosph.flow   (771 words)

  
 Abstracts
This location is marked by the frequent passage of fronts, by strong mountain lee waves, and in winter by the strong stratospheric winds associated with the polar vortex.
A 52-MHz MST radar lacated at ESRANGE [68°N, 21°E] on the eastern side of the scandinavian mountains was operated during the campain.
Because of the generally high temperature in the Arctic winter stratosphere the adiabaitc temperature decrese occuring in mountain weave regions is suggested to be necessary for pronounced PSC building during the Arctic winter.
www.irf.se /MRIatmos/abstracts.html   (11841 words)

  
 Scandinavian Peninsula - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Scandinavian Peninsula is a peninsula located at the northwest corner of Europe and encloses the Baltic Sea.
The Scandinavian mountain range separates the two countries.
This page was last modified 20:42, 26 May 2005.
www.pineville.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Scandinavian_Peninsula   (121 words)

  
 FMI - News
On the other hand, it was very mild in February in the north, as at the beginning of the month the weather became quickly milder in the whole country.
The cause of the mild weather in Lapland was the often recurring föhn conditions, which occur when western or southwestern currents blow in the thick atmospheric layer across the Scandinavian mountain range.
On the sheltering side of the mountain range, the downward wind of the föhn phenomenon dries and warms up the air close to the ground.
www.fmi.fi /news?Tulostus=1&Id=1081152798.html   (1123 words)

  
 SWEDEN.SE - Geography of Sweden   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Herring and its smaller relative the Baltic herring used to be an important staple food, but today they are among the delicacies served on the Swedish smörgåsbord, a festive buffet.
It opened for traffic on July 1, 2000 and thereby simplified transportation in Scandinavia's largest single population center, the Öresund region.
These were merged into larger units in two stages in order to create viable units consisting of a municipal center and a surrounding territory.
www.sweden.se /templates/PrinterFriendlyFactSheet.asp?id=2802   (3106 words)

  
 It was going to be a journey of a lifetime, a journey that millions dream of and never make, and I wanted to do justice ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Most of the continental mountain belts occur where plates are pressing against one another.
Pyroclastic-fall deposited, referred to as tephra, consist of combinations of pumice, scoria, dense-rock material, and crystals, that range in size from ash (64 millimeters).
Eruptions that produce tephra range from short-lived weak ones that eject debris only a few meters into the air, to cataclysmic explosions that throw debris to heights of several tens of kilometers.
www.angielski.matura.biz.pl /152.htm   (1174 words)

  
 info: SCANDINAVIA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
It may have referred to the dangerous banks around (skan- is the same as in Scandinavia, and -?i> means 'sandbanks') and Falsterbo in Scania in southernmost Scandinavia.
'the Keel' or fj?en 'the fells, the mountains'.
The Scandinavian languages are (as a language family) entirely unrelated to Finnish and Estonian, which as Finno-Ugric languages are distantly related to Hungarian.
www.digital-innovations.net /Scandinavia   (1384 words)

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