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 Encyclopedia: History of Greenland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Greenland was unknown to Europeans until the 10th century, when it was discovered by Norwegian Vikings who got lost on their way to Iceland.
Greenlanders felt the European customs union would be harmful to their trade, which was largely carried out with non-European countries such as the United States and Canada.
In 1985 a Greenlandic flag was established, using the colours of the Danish Dannebrog.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/History-of-Greenland   (2577 words)

 Thule, town, Greenland. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
The name of Thule was originally attached to the main settlement for the Thule Eskimos, founded in 1910 by the arctic explorer Knud Rasmussen as a trading post on the south side of Wolstenholme Fjord at the site of the present-day Thule Air Base.
The Thule Eskimos were forced to move the settlement of Thule (as well as the name) c.62 mi (100 km) to Qaanaaq.
Pituffik is also a base for Danish and U.S. scientific operations on the ice sheet and serves as the airport for Greenland NW of Cape York.
www.bartleby.com /65/th/ThuleGrn.html   (182 words)

 Thule AFB Greenland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Probably the biggest headache for architects and engineers at Thule was the frozen condition of the ground, referred to as "permafrost." Building foundations put directly on the surface tend to buckle and sag on this frozen ground because the heat from the warm buildings melts the surface beneath.
Thule Air Base is closer to Seattle, Washington, (2,180 miles) than to New York City (2,185 miles), and it is centered on the most direct aerial route from the Soviet, Union to the United States.
In 1952, the year in which Thule A B was officially opened, the United Greenland Provincial Council unanimously decided to incorporate Greenland in the Kingdom of Denmark and to give it the same status as other parts of the country.
love1394.home.mchsi.com /thule/thule.html   (4389 words)

 MSN Encarta - Search Results - Thule (community Greenland)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Thule (community, Greenland), community, northwestern Greenland, situated on the Hayes Peninsula on Baffin Bay, north of Perlernerit (Cape York).
Greenland is the largest island in the world.
Under the new Danish constitution of May 1953, the country became an integral part of the Danish monarchy and obtained representation in the national...
ca.encarta.msn.com /Thule_(community_Greenland).html   (139 words)

 Airman: Thule Trippin' - Thule, Greenland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Thule is the world's northernmost deep-water port and, ironically, the Air Force runs it.
The extreme weather and the remoteness of the location (Thule can only be reached by air or ship in the summer.) have given the air base a reputation of being an avoid-at-all-costs assignment for generations of airmen.
Thule is not for the frail -- physically or mentally -- but what it lacks in all-night convenience stores and beach towels, it makes up for in human spirit.
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Thule's arctic environment offers some of the most spectacular scenery found anywhere in the world, including majestic icebergs in the North Star Bay, the massive polar ice cap, and Wolstenholme Fjord, the only place on earth where three active glaciers join together.
Thule Air Base is home to the 821st Air Base Group, which exercises Air Base support responsibilities within the Thule Defense Area for the multi-national and multi-cultural population of Team Thule.
Thule is also host to Detachment 3 of the 22nd Space Operations Squadron, part of the 50th Space Wing's global satellite control network.
www.themilitaryzoneusa.com /bases/thule.html   (215 words)

 Thule AB, Greenland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
I have included a few links to other sites that have quite a bit of information on Thule, especially when it was first constructed back in the fifties.
Thule AB is the U.S. Air Force's northern-most base.
At Thule AB, I was the Quality Assurance Evaluator that monitored and evaluated the work of the civilian contractor for the Ballistic Missile Early Warning System (BMEWS) Radar.
www.norske.org /travel/thule   (150 words)

 thule-greenland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Thule, Greenland is at 77 - 28 North Latitude, 69 - 12 West Longitude and is above the Arctic Circle.
During the Spring of 1986, Thule as well as Nord Greenland were used as logistical staging points to the High Arctic ice pack and the North Pole.
Bjorn sking the glacier sking the glacier, Thule AFB in the valley
polar3.home.att.net /thule-greenland.html   (146 words)

 USAF Medical Service Home Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Thule report confirmed the original conclusion that the exposures to these radionuclides were also below the accepted annual limit for radiation workers.
The response to the Thule incident to find, safeguard, recover, and return weapon's contents to the United States, and to assess and mitigate effects on the local populace and ecosystem required over 700 active duty Air Force personnel for a period of nine months.
Contaminated ice was removed in February and March 1968, and the remaining ice melted in the spring of 1968.
airforcemedicine.afms.mil /latestnews/palomares.htm   (755 words)

 Thule Air Base, Greenland - A Pictorial View
The name of the place in the Inuit language is Pitufik, translated to her by a Greenlandic friend as meaning "The place where you tie your dogs".
Greenland is an amazing island with amazing and graceful people.
Snow and ice covers the place for eight months of the year, and the port is only open to ships for 6 weeks, with dangerous navigation leading there.
www.staab.us /Thule/thule.html   (201 words)

The Inuit inhabitants are Thule are also suing the Danish government in an attempt to force the United States to clean up Greenland's four abandoned DEW line sites and the Ballistic Missile Early Warning Radar located on their ancestral homeland.
Greenlanders had long suspected that an unexploded hydrogen bomb had been lost off the northeast coast of their territory in the accident.
Greenland's 57,000 residents generally oppose the US plan because they fear it will put their island at the centre of a new conflict.
www.nonukesnorth.net /thule.html   (1363 words)

 The Frostbox - Thule, Greenland
Thule is located far north in the nortwestern corner
Thule Air Base was constructed in the early 1950's when the Soviet Union started being a threat.
When you look at a globe and draw the shortest line from Moscow to the middle of the United States, Thule Air Base is located right between these two points - A well placed outpost.
www.frostbox.dk /thule/index_us.asp   (268 words)

 US update on HCA from Thule AB, Greenland
In June 1999 I moved to Thule Air Base (Thule AB or TAB for short) in Northern Greenland to continue my work for a company called Greenland Contractors (for short called GC).
Thule AB is located in Northern Greenland on GPS location 76.32N 68.30W.
The hardest thing about the decision about going to TAB for a year, was that I could not bring my loved dog Ishi, which is my closest relative.
www.inet.uni2.dk /~i51341/_private/CarlsenRanchV/tabbreve/usintro.htm   (526 words)

 Disarmament Documentation: US, Denmark and Greenland: Thule Upgrade agreement, August 6, 2004
Although Greenland attempted to negotiate a United States cleanup at other former U.S. bases on the island, Powell said the responsibility previously was transferred to Greenland and would remain there.
The provision contained in the final clause of the second sentence of Article VI of the Defense Agreement, relating to contact between United States personnel and the local population, was revoked in 1986 and is not in effect.
And we believe there is significant economic benefit to Greenland and we're all working for a common purpose, and that's to make sure that we're all safe and secure, but the idea of direct payment for the base is not part of the agreement.
www.acronym.org.uk /docs/0408/doc02.htm   (2168 words)

 Thule   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Nowadays, Thule is also the name of a settlement in NW Greenland including the town of Qaanaaq and Thule Airbase.
To get insight into the question how young people of the Thule community, characterized by a marginal and vulnerable character, see their future, how they prepare for it, and how they see their role in a rapidly changing world.
Thule, the most northernly living community on earth.
www.xs4all.ch /~pal/thule.htm   (156 words)

 Greenland: Thule and Inussuk - A part of Randburg
The advance guard of the people of the Thule Culture arrived around 900 A.D. and during the next 1,000 years occupied Greenland, both in the West and the East.
The people of the Thule Culture are the forefathers of contemporary Greenlanders.
The Thule culture's superiority was based upon hunting sea mammals from kayak and the "umlag".
www.randburg.com /gr/general/general_4.html   (202 words)

 Thule community, Greenland, Pictures
Thule, community, northwestern Greenland, situated on the Hayes Peninsula on Baffin Bay, north of Perlernerit (Cape York).
The original inhabitants of the site were Inuit, and their distinct way of life came to be known internationally as Thule culture.
Thule is also the site of a hospital and a radio and meteorological station.
www.greatestcities.com /North_America/Greenland/Thule_community.htm   (258 words)

 Arctic Adventure at Thule Greenland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
NO reproduction of Greenland or Thule AB is permitted for commercial use.
The stories of my Thule AB and Greenland experiences described are from my memory and letters.
Contact with Inuits and Greenlanders was done through Thule AB or Danish offices and were in accordance with Greenland rules.
www.geocities.com /Yosemite/4466   (261 words)

 Adventure Associates | Arctic | North Atlantic | Thule - Greenland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The shore here is dominated by the vast Greenland ice cap which reaches the sea as a series of enormous glacier fronts, the largest outside Antarctica.
On Meteor Island we land at Savigsivik, the southernmost Thule settlement.
In the 1950s the inhabitants of Old Thule (Dundas) were forced to move to Quaanaaq when NATO created an air base at their village.
www.adventureassociates.com /arctic/northatlantic/greenland/Thule/index.html   (967 words)

 Racks & Rack Accessories from Thule, Yakima, And More At Rack Attack
If you don't have a factory roof rack, no problem, Yakima and Thule both have roof racks to fit on your factory rails, or directly on your car's roof.
All Thule and Yakima racks and rack accessories are lockable with the addition of lock cores.
Rack Attack carries Yakima and Thule water sport and kayak racks, allowing you to carry up to 4 boats on one car rack.
www.RackAttack.com   (1145 words)

If you like even more weather information concerning what is going on at Thule now click here.
Since I worked for the Thule Times, while there in 1961, I have a large collection of 8X10 professional fl and white pictures.
Jayne was at Thule with the Bob Hope Show.
members.tripod.com /bobbrewer0/Greenland.htm   (712 words)

 Proline bike racks Thule cargo carriers, Yakima Roof racks car rooftop hitch mounted luggage boxes, pickup truck kayak ...
Proline bike racks Thule cargo carriers, Yakima Roof racks car rooftop hitch mounted luggage boxes, pickup truck kayak canoe racks.
Thule roof racks, Yakima hitch mounted bike racks, car roof top cargo carriers, cartop luggage racks, ski, kayak and canoe racks.
Thule and Yakima car roof top cargo boxes and Stowaway hitch mounted cargo carriers at great prices.
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 CIA - The World Factbook -- Greenland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The world's largest island, Greenland is about 81% ice-capped.
Vikings reached the island in the 10th century from Iceland; Danish colonization began in the 18th century and Greenland was made an integral part of Denmark in 1953.
Greenland was granted self-government in 1979 by the Danish parliament.
www.cia.gov /cia/publications/factbook/geos/gl.html   (828 words)

 Artic Adventure in Thule, Greenland - Page 2
I'm a retired computer systems analyst, having worked with medium sized IBM and DEC mainframes and voice/data communications for Dupont for 36 years - after two years of active duty in the Army toward the end of the Korean conflict, I've been widowed since Oct., 1997 after being married for 42 years.
Bases on the icecap were part of the Dew line (Distant Early Warning radar bases operated durng the cold war).
This shot was taken at 2 A.M. on a Sunday morning in June (after the sun started going in a circle for 24 hours of daylight).
geocities.com /nategal/2.htm   (576 words)

The presence of Pituffik, as the US base is called, makes it difficult to visit the area, as permission to travel through it must be obtained from the Danish Foreign Ministry.
But during the next few years a runway is to be built close to Qaanaaq, creating a direct connection between it and the other towns in the north of Greenland and improving access for both residents and tourists.
There is a small hotel in Qaanaaq, and the inland ice is less than an hour's walk from town.
www.nat.is /greenlandeng/qaanaaqmore%20eng.htm   (307 words)

 Thule Localities Greenland North America Regional English EspaƱa
Describes Greenland adventure from April to December, 1954 in stories and Kodachromes.
Information about Thule, Greenland and the Air Base in 5 sets of digital photos with author commentary; includes links to other Greenland pages.
Describes a journey to a very cold place, called Thule Air Base, Greenland at 76.32' N, 68.45' W. Gives descriptions and photographs, with anecdotal stories and details of Thule oldtimers.
www.amigar.com /buscador/Top/1010391678-10000001   (124 words)

 Historic postcards from Thule Air Base, Greenland - ExploreNorth   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
This postcard folder shows 13 views of life and the scenery around the Thule Air Force Base in the 1950s.
Eskimo and his dog sled at the base of Dundas Mountain, famous Greenland landmark.
Eskimo woman with her dog sled near New Thule, north of Thule Air Base.
www.explorenorth.com /library/communities/greenland/thulepostcards.htm   (209 words)

 P-Mountain, Thule, Greenland, 1953-1954
The antenna elements and towers would often bend or break off (7) because of the weight of the iced snow on them and the strong winds experienced on the top of P Mountain (8).
We operated a microwave (9) link to Thule and later operated the voice and teletype carrier system over a buried cable running between Thule and P Mountain.
My year plus experiences at Thule and the Greenland, and later a week assignment, at the Clear, Alaska BMEWS sites were as a civilian on contract to the RCA Service Company of Riverton, New Jersey.
www.bwcinet.com /thule/PMtnJSite.html   (2035 words)

 On the Updating of the US Radar Station in Thule, Greenland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The United States and Denmark on August 6 signed a package of agreements that actually open the way for updating the American radar station in Thule, Greenland, which will be used in the interests of a US missile defense system.
Yet the very geography of deployment of the radar station in Greenland provides a reason to assume that into US missile defense objectively is already being set a definite potential capable of damaging Russian security.
For us this is all the more alarming signal in view of the fact that the American side is considering the possibility of deploying components of its missile defense in Eastern Europe as well, in direct proximity to Russia's borders.
www.iss.niiit.ru /sobdog-e/sd-176.htm   (252 words)

 Colin Powell signs Thule deal in Greenland - (United Press International)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Igaliku, Greenland, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- The U.S. secretary of state visited Denmark's semi-autonomous island of Greenland to sign agreements allowing the United States upgrade its Thule air base.
Colin Powell's trip to Greenland's northwestern coast was the first-ever visit by a secretary of state to Greenland, the Voice of America reported Saturday.
The three-party agreements among the United States, Denmark and Greenland's home rule government will allow the U.S. Air Force to update an early-warning radar system at the base.
www.washtimes.com /upi-breaking/20040807-084223-8525r.htm   (122 words)

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