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  ..:: NANU TRAVEL WEBSITE ::..   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
William Scoresby senior and his son (also William Scoresby) had notable success in East Greenland waters, and reported observations of land between 70° and 74°N in their whaling logs in 1817 and 1821.
Scoresby junior named Scoresby Sund after his father, and named many capes and land areas within the Scoresby Sund region after his friends and scientific colleagues; these included Liverpool Land, Jameson Land, Milne Land, Kap Tobin and Kap Brewster.
Scoresby junior is noted in particular for his excellent 1822 chart of the East Greenland coast between latitudes 69°—75°N, that corrected the serious errors of longitude of earlier charts, which had placed the coast of East Greenland 7° to 14° too far to the east.
www.nanu-travel.com /default.asp?PageID=17&SideID=28   (969 words)

  
 Scoresby Sund at AllExperts
Scoresby Sund is at the bottom of this satellite image of the East Greenland coast.
Scoresby Sund (Kangertittivaq) is the longest fjord in the world, stretching for 350 km (217 miles), and also one of the deepest (over 1500 metres deep).
It is located in East Greenland at 70.447972 N, 21.789562 W, relatively close to Iceland.
en.allexperts.com /e/s/sc/scoresby_sund.htm   (173 words)

  
 Scoresby Sund - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Ittoqqortoormiit is the main settlement in the region, located near the mouth of the fjord.Greenland1.1ab.jpg
Icebergs at Sydkap in Scoresby Sund, July, 1970.
Icebergs at Sydkap in Scoresby Sund, Jul, 1970.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Scoresby_Sund   (129 words)

  
 70 GRAD NORD - GREENLAND EXPEDITION 2002
In the village beside the largest fjord of the world with 700 inhabitants, the last precautions are made: the dogs are examined, necessary permission at the local police are submitted.
From Scoresby Sund the team will cross the fjord towards Cape Brewster and then climb the steward glacier.
For the ascent on the 3-6km broad and 25-26km long glacier 2000 elevator meters are to surmount - after 80 kilometers the first practical test for the team.
www.peterhuettel.de /70gradnord/procedure.html   (287 words)

  
 abstract Boreas-94   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
A high content of far-travelled western rocks indicates the overriding by extensive glaciers channelled from the west trough the Scoresby Sund basin.
The following Scoresby Sund glaciation, when most of the studied Jameson Land Drift sediments were laid down, is of Saalian age (c.
The deposits from the Scoresby Sund glaciation are interpreted as representing a complete glaciation-deglaciation succession, including proglacial sandur and glaciolacustrine sediments, followed by till deposition, with an overlying succession of glaciolacustrine and glaciofluvial sediments.
www.geol.lu.se /personal/PRM/abstract/abBoreas94.htm   (351 words)

  
 ExpeditionTrips.com: Trip Details Page
Scoresby Sund / Volquart Boons Coast / Danmarks Ø
Today you reach the Scoresby Sund and sail in the morning along the ragged and glaciated Volquart Boons Coast, a good place for seeing Narwhal.
In the evening, sail through the fjord towards Scoresby Land, hoping to see narwhal again and enjoying the contrast between the warm autumnal colours of the vegetation on shore, backed by huge dark mountains, and the cold blue of the icebergs.
www.expeditiontrips.com /search/trip.asp?tripid=2225   (1208 words)

  
 Adventure Travel 2006 - Northern Trips @ National Geographic Adventure Magazine   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Named for English whaler William Scoresby, who first mapped the area in 1822, the Scoresby Sund fjords' inside edges are lined with calving tidewater glaciers that pepper the surrounding waters with massive floating icebergs.
Norwegian Carl Ryder investigated the Scoresby Sund fjord system in the early 1890s and Dane Ejnar Mikkelsen rallied for a settlement in the area in 1924.
Scoresby Sund is home to snowy owls, peregrine falcons, white-tailed eagles, and killer whales, all frequent companions as you glide through the red rock canyons typical of the Rødefjord and past the sheer mountain walls of the Øfjord.
www.nationalgeographic.com /adventure/0511/trips/adventure_travel_north.html   (1099 words)

  
 Travel | Fjord escort   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Two days out of Reykjavik we wake in Scoresby Sund, the world's largest fjord, and one of the many branching inlets that filigree the Greenland coast.
Rising from the seashore is Ittoqqortoormiit, a neat cluster of green and red houses rising to a ridge against a backdrop of gravel-coloured mountains.
Add to this a local population who prefer to roar around the unpaved main street at high speed on quad bikes – and the local policeman is the worst offender – and you have a small settlement with the noise and traffic hazards of a metropolis.
www.news.com.au /travel/story/0,,18207186-27978,00.html?from=rss   (1441 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Sund: Books   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The structure of South Renland, Scoresby Sund: With special reference to the tectono-metamorphic evolution of a southern internal part of the Caledonides...
Triassic lithostratigraphy of East Greenland between Scoresby Sund and Kejser Franz Josephs Fjord (Bulletin / Gr²nlands geologiske unders²gelse) by Lars B Clemmensen (Unknown Binding - 1980)
The R²de ¢ Conglomerate of inner Scoresby Sund and the Carboniferous(?) and Permian rocks west of the Schuchert Flod: A general sedimentological account, (Meddelelser om Gr²nland) by J. D Collinson (Unknown Binding - 1972)
www.amazon.com /s?ie=UTF8&keywords=Sund&tag=internetinternat&index=books&link_code=qs&page=1   (595 words)

  
 Rannoch Adventures :: Itinerary : Travel back in time to view Greenland's history and, along the way, see the island's ...
In the evening, you will sail further into the Scoresby Sund, the ship making its way along the ragged and glaciated Volquart Boons Coast, a good place to see narwhals.
Day 4: Your journey will continue along Scoresby Sund, where you will take a zodiac cruise along the glacier front in Vikingebugt, a bay surrounded by basaltic mountains.
In the evening, the ship will sail through the fjord towards Scoresby Land, to possibly see narwhals and enjoy the contrast between the warm autumnal colors of the vegetation on shore backed by huge dark mountains, and the cold blue of the icebergs.
www.rannochadventures.com /t,s/217,102,itinerary/Greenland-Research-Ship-Expeditions-East-Greenland-Expedition-by-Small-Ship.html   (1146 words)

  
 DPC - Videnscenter - DPC publikationer - Vol. 15
This is followed by a section on the material and cultural development and adjustments made by the present population of the Scoresby Sund area, as regards ecology and resources.
An ethno-archaeological analysis is undertaken on the basis of the ethnological material presented, and theories put forward to describe patterns of resource exploitation, mobility, seasonal movements etc. for the people living in the last Thule culture in the Scoresby Sund area.
Opportunities for contact with European Whalers and other cultural developments are also discussed.
www.dpc.dk /sw2373.asp   (205 words)

  
 Adventure Associates | Arctic | North Atlantic | Spitsbergen and Northeast Greenland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Today we reach Scoresby Sund, the world’s longest fjord, probably making our first landing at Kap Brewster, near its mouth, which because it remains ice-free almost all winter, is an excellent place for viewing seals.
In the evening we sail through the fjord towards Scoresby Land, hoping to see Narwhal again and enjoying the contrast between the cold blue of the icebergs, the warm autumnal colours of the tundra, and the imposing backdrop of dark mountains.
At the post office you can buy stamps for your postcards, or just wander around to see the sledge dogs tethered outside the brightly painted wooden homes, waiting patiently for the first snows of winter so they are in their element again.
www.adventureassociates.com /arctic/northatlantic/GreenlandSpitsbergen/index.html   (1906 words)

  
 ExpeditionTrips.com: Trip Details Page
You continue along Scoresby Sund, taking a Zodiac cruise along the glacier front in Vikingebugt, a bay surrounded by basaltic mountains.
In the evening you sail through the fjord towards Scoresby Land, hoping to see Narwhal again and enjoying the contrast between the warm autumnal colors of the vegetation on shore, backed by huge dark mountains, and the cold blue of the icebergs.
On your way to Sydkap in Scoresby Land in the morning, you encounter huge icebergs, some over 100 m high and more than a kilometer in length.
www.expeditiontrips.com /search/trip.asp?tripid=2228   (1254 words)

  
 IPY: International Polar Year
At present, this project involves individuals from five institutions in four countries (United States, Denmark, Italy, Norway), all with a well-established history of polar research.
This work will take place in east Greenland, centered on Scoresby Sund and adjacent fjords.
Helicopters, as well as chartered Twin Otter flights, are available at Constable Pynt at the mouth of Scoresby Sund.
www.ipy.org /development/eoi/details.php?id=2   (669 words)

  
 Arctic Journeys Main Page
With sea ice conditions favorable, we vist Kejser Franz Joseph Fjord and Scoresby Sund with its huge glaciers and beautifully sculpted icebergs.
With heavy conditions we sail to the wild Blosseville coast and south to Ammassalik, where Narwhals are often spotted and we may encounter Polar Bears as they drift southwards on the ice floes.
From Keflavik we sail north to Scoresby Sund Fjord, its huge glaciers calve glistening icebergs and set to a backdrop of spectacular mountains and tundra,.
www.travelvantage.com /arc_cr_journey.html   (391 words)

  
 Transgroenland - 2003 - 70°   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
En effet, il s’agit de rallier deux lieux mythiques : Scoresby Sund, un lieu chère à Jean Baptiste Charcot à Disko, un lieu chère à PEV.
Charcot doit retourner dans le Scoresby Sund en 1934 et PEV veut se joindre à cette expédition pour se faire déposer à Ammassalik pour y étudier les communautés inuit d’un point de vue anthropologique.
Nous démarrons l’expédition le 15 mars 2003 du fjord de Scoresby Sund avec des pulkas chargés à 120 kg.
www.transpolair.com /sciences/logistique_expe_ski/transgroenland.htm   (1343 words)

  
 Amazon.com: "Scoresby Sund": Key Phrase page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
University of Bremen, Germany part of the sedimentary record in the Scoresby Sund fjord complex (13,700 km2), East Greenland, and on the adjacent continental shelf.
Icebergs and glacimarine sediments in East Greenland Surficial glacimarine sediments in the fjord system of Scoresby Sund (area 13700 km2) and on the adjacent East Greenland continental shelf are predominantly massive diamictons, comprised of poorly sorted sandy,...
Jameson a F0- 3 het 1 1 Sb Disko Scoresby Sund - Disko Bugt Kangerluussuag M,~ I / I 66,...
amazon.com /phrase/Scoresby-Sund   (550 words)

  
 Arctic Cruise: East Greenland Itinerary & Rates
If sea ice conditions are light we will make for Scoresby Sund Fjord, the largest and arguably most spectacular fjord in the world.
Its huge glaciers calve glistening icebergs and are set to a backdrop of spectacular mountains and tundra, at this time of year tinged in warm autumn colours.
If sea ice conditions are heavy, we cannot reach Scoresby Sund Fjord, so sail instead to Ammassalik where the municipality covers an area five times the size of Denmark, though has a population of less than 5000.
travelvantage.com /arc_cr_eagr.html   (2627 words)

  
 Geological Expedition to the Tertiary Basalt Region of Scoresby Sund, East Greenland
Geological Expedition to the Tertiary Basalt Region of Scoresby Sund, East Greenland
DURING the summer of 1965 the Oxford University Expedition to East Greenland visited the north-eastern section of the extensive area of Tertiary lavas which stretches northwards from Kangerdlugssuaq to the Scoresby Sund fjord system.
This communication describes the results of the field investigation alone; the laboratory investigations, including petrological, minera-logical, age and palaeomagnetic investigations, have yet to be completed.
www.nature.com /nature/journal/v212/n5062/abs/212603a0.html   (118 words)

  
 EAST GREENLAND CALEDONIDES
The East Greenland Caledonides extends for 1300 km between 70°N (Scoresby Sund) in the south and 82°N (Kronprins Christian Land) in the north.
This project was continued after the Geological Survey of Greenland and the Geological Survey of Denmark merged in 1995, and the set of 14 map sheets that cover all the land areas of Greenland was completed in 2004.
Mapping of the gneiss complexes in the Scoresby Sund region, by Survey geologists accustomed to working in the Precambrian gneiss terrains of West Greenland, raised doubts as to some of the interpretations of Lauge Koch's expeditions.
www.geus.dk /departments/geol-mapping/projects/e_gr_caledonides-uk.htm   (1615 words)

  
 Erste Station: Scoresby Sund - Greenpeace, Artikel zum Thema Klima   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Unser erstes Ziel ist der Scoresby Sund, an der Ostküste.
In diesem womöglich längsten und tiefsten Fjordsystem der Welt liegen drei Gletscher, deren Geschwindigkeit unsere mitreisenden beiden Forscher Gordon Hamilton und Leigh Stearns von der Maine Universität in den USA messen wollen.
Unser Ziel im Scoresby Sund - die Gletscher Daugaard Jensen Gletscher, Graah Gletscher und Wesftfjord Gletscher - ist in den späten sechziger Jahren vom dänischen Gletscherforscher Niels Reeh manuell vermessen worden.
www.greenpeace.de /tip/themen/klima/klimawandel/artikel/erste_station_scoresby_sund   (839 words)

  
 East Greenland Wildlife and Whale-watching Cruise   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
We shall sail into the superb fjords of East Greenland, including, if ice conditions permit, Scoresby Sund, the longest fjord in the world, or Nansen Fjord, filled with icebergs and surrounded by high mountains like Gunnbjørn Fjeld, the highest mountain in Greenland.
We continue along Scoresby Sund, taking the Zodiacs for a spectacular cruise along the glacier front in Vikingebugt, a bay surrounded by striking basalt mountains.
In the evening we sail through the fjord towards Scoresby Land, enjoying the contrast between the cold blue of the icebergs, the warm autumnal colours of the tundra, and the imposing backdrop of dark mountains.
www.naturalist.co.uk /cruises2007/greenlandeast.php   (2207 words)

  
 Arctic trends   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
I've never been on a ship before, and am really appreciating the slow approach to land … on a boat, you are given the details in tiny increments, and you can cherish each one.
Scoresby Sund is the world’s largest fjord system … also one of the deepest fjords in the world.
I was speechless and dumbfounded when we entered the northern part of Scoresby Sund.
www.bangornews.com /news/templates/default.aspx?a=126845&z=564   (2046 words)

  
 Northeast Greenland
Today we reach Scoresby Sund, the world’s longest fjord, probably making our first landing at Kap Brewster, near its mouth, which because it remains ice-free almost all winter, is an excellent place for viewing seals.
In the evening we sail through the fjord towards Scoresby Land, hoping to see Narwhal again and enjoying the contrast between the cold blue of the icebergs, the warm autumnal colors of the tundra, and the imposing backdrop of dark mountains.
At the post office you can buy stamps for your postcards, or just wander around to see the sledge dogs tethered outside the brightly painted wooden homes, waiting patiently for the first snows of winter so they are in their element again.
www.escortedcanadatours.com /arctic/Northeastgreenland.htm   (1675 words)

  
 Structure and stratigraphy of the plateau lavas
Structure and stratigraphy of the plateau lavas between Kangerlussuaq and Scoresby Sund
Following extensive field work in 1995, the stratigraphy established in the Scoresby Sund area has been extended to the whole lava plateau.
Further correlation has been established between the volcanic successions in East Greenland and the Faeroes, and the studies are extended to the coeval volcanic ash deposits in Denmark.
www.geus.dk /departments/geol-mapping/projects/lavaplateau-uk.htm   (347 words)

  
 gift Scoresby_Sund - gift-report.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Jenkins has been given a gift which potentially could rank with the one received by the former Welsh coach and current All Black supremo, Graham Henry,...
Icebergs at Sydkap in Scoresby Sund, July, 1970
Icebergs at Sydkap in Scoresby Sund, Jul, 1970
www.gift-report.com /Scoresby_Sund   (227 words)

  
 ENHS Nature Trails April 2004 Article 3
Their placidity seemed odd, because the muskoxen of Jameson Land on the north side of Scoresby Sund are hunted by the native people who killed one hundred thirty of them this year.
Originally muskoxen lived only in the North and East of Greenland, as far south as Scoresby Sund.
The immense Greenland glacier in the interior prevented their migration to the lush pastureland on the west coast.
biology.uoregon.edu /enhs/archive/apr04/apr043.html   (915 words)

  
 zuiderhuis
An alternative is Sofia Sund, which is much narrower, and where we can see Muskoxen from the ship.
Later, during a Zodiac cruise along the 3km wide face of the Eielson Glacier, we will come close to huge icebergs and may also see Ringed Seals, as well as distant views of Musk Oxen on shore.
In Northwest fjord in Scoresby Land in the morning, we encounter huge icebergs, some over 100 m high and more than a kilometre in length.
www.zuiderhuis.be /vkg/reisroute.asp?R_Id=635   (999 words)

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